Habitat Heroes is a virtual exploration of habitats within Moreton Bay. Students are invited to become Junior Scientists, learning about living things within Moreton Bay and on the Manly Foreshore and how they can help to protect them.
Students participate in a variety of investigations as they explore the Bay’s habitats and inhabitants. Observation of underwater footage enables students to develop their understanding of the environment below the water. A virtual walk on the intertidal zone at the Manly Foreshore occurs to explore this habitat and observe its animals up close. Students identify plants and animals from these special habitats, examining how they use their external features to survive.
Comparisons can be made between the intertidal and open water bay environment. Considerations can be made about how the organisms’ survival needs are met. Students will reflect on ways they can apply their learning in order to become Habitat Heroes.
This program is linked to the Australian Curriculum.
Students, in the role of Junior Scientists, participate in scientific activities to:
- Investigate a variety of habitats and organisms in Moreton Bay.
- Explain how animals’ external features help them to meet their survival needs.
- Appreciate the impact humans may have on the health of habitats.
- Recommend actions that they, and others, can take to protect the environment.