Parks Victoria has many authentic case studies that highlight our land management and conservation strategies across the state. These case studies provide students with context for how secondary school subjects extend beyond the classroom and are applied in the real world.
Using a scientific poster layout, Parks Victoria’s case studies are designed to introduce students to a form of science and geography communication, develop students’ environmental knowledge, foster strong environmental values and empower them to act in their local communities.
The posters can be incorporated into units of work based on Science, Geography, Ethical Capabilities and the cross-cutting priority, Sustainability.
Real world context for learning
What is a Helmeted Honeyeater?
The Helmeted Honeyeater Lichenostomus melanops cassidix is the largest and most colourful subspecies of Yellow-Tuffted Honeyeaters. It is only found in Victoria; a perfect choice for the State's Bird Emblem. Use the scientific poster below to learn more about these birds, why they're critically endangered and how you can help.
What is a Leadbeater's Possum?
The Leadbeater’s possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri is a tiny, delightfully feisty mammal found only in Victoria; a perfect choice for the State’s Faunal Emblem. Use the scientific poster below to learn more about these possums, why they're critically endangered and how you can help.
What is a Weedy Seadragon?
The Weedy Seadragon Phyllopteryx taeniolatus was selected as the State’s Marine Faunal Emblem in 2002. It represents the delicate and beautiful underwater world. Use the scientific poster below to learn more about these masters of disguise and how you can put science into action to help them.
What is a Red-necked Stint?
The Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis is a world traveler, spending time in 26 countries throughout the year. The Ramsar Convention is in place to protect their habitats and food webs as they move across the world. Use the scientific poster below to learn about these miraculous migrants and how you can put science into action to protect their local habitats.
NAIDOC teaching resources
The NAIDOC teaching ideas developed by the National NAIDOC Committee relate directly to supporting teachers in addressing The Australian Curriculum: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture cross-curriculum priority; with provision of content that can be used across multiple learning areas and stages/grades from Foundational Studies to Year 12.
If you are a student wishing to understand more about the work that Parks Victoria does, visit our work experience page for more opportunities.