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20160216 - Fire Ants Stage 3 - 16 February 2016 - 11:30 - Stream 1

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Fire Ants Stage 3


Classifications: Enabled, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre


Presenter: Jan Rasborsek

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Date: 16 February 2016

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:30

Duration: 1 hour

Closing Date: Bookings Close 12-Feb-16

Availability: DEC

DEC Positions: 4

Non-DEC Positions: 0

Price: $50.00

KLA Syllabus: Primary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 2,Stage 3

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KLA Keyword/s: Science and Technology


Event Overview: • Students will learn about the role, features and importance of our native ants and the impact of red imported fire ants on our environment, society and agricultural production.
• Students will meet a scientist, Nerida Gill, who will explain her work with fire ants and the biosecurity measures used to keep us and our environment safe.
• Students will collaboratively complete a comparison of native ants and red imported fire ants to consolidate their learning.

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Additional Booking Instructions: This is a free event supported by Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services
For further information contact schools.programs@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Further Information: Students could look for ants in the school grounds prior to the VC as they will be asked to give a short report on ants, including some interesting facts.
Professional Learning: Teachers participating in the video conference can book in to the MyPL non-registered course, Bridgit and Video Conferencing training and refresher and receive credit for 2 hours. This course will be run prior to the VC to assist teachers in their operation of the video conference. It will also help teachers to test the current functionality of their equipment. See MyPL Bridgit and Video Conferencing training and refresher

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