Habitat Education Program

Years 5 – 6 Geography and Science Curriculum 

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) is proud to launch the Rewild Your School (RYS) program created by a team of ecological and educational experts.

This program aims to address the urgent need to halt biodiversity decline, minimise climate impacts and enhance mental well-being via a transformative environmental education program.

RYS provides your students with the tools, knowledge and confidence to apply pertinent environmental solutions in decision making now and in the future.

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Learn more about how the ReWild Your School program can make a difference in your school and community.

WHY SHOULD YOU USE REWILD YOUR SCHOOL?

Purposeful outcomes: ReWild Your School (RYS) is a hands-on program tailored to investigating & actively promoting local species.

Champion local animals: Each class will adopt a local species as a case study & provide purposeful & sustainable habitat in your grounds.

Full school term or intensive unit: We provide a thorough structure & resources for you to confidently lead a unit comprising 10 lessons. Fast track the program with our engaging incursion!

5E’s and STEM focus: Developed by environmental & teaching experts with clear curriculum links, teaching outcomes & engaging content.

HOW DOES REWILD YOUR SCHOOL WORK?

Students work through 10 ‘Actions’ (lessons) to apply purposeful, measurable and hands-on solutions to enhance habitat connectivity in your school area. Each class champions a different local animal as a case study for the program.

Each Action is an individual lesson addressing a key inquiry question following the 5 E’s framework. Students follow the lesson sequence through content in the workbook. The lesson sequence builds a deep understanding of the needs and sustainability of the Champion Animal via strategic questions, research, habitat assessment, habitat creation, communication, and monitoring.

Your students will feel empowered as they create purposeful habitat via planting native species and hands-on habitat projects for your Champion Animal and available space.

HOW MUCH DOES REWILD YOUR SCHOOL COST?

WORKSHOP INCURSION

$18 per student

  • Presentation for all students
  • 1 Project per class to keep
  • One workbook per student, a teacher guide, champion animal resources and an action plan
  • Signed Jane Goodall certificate on completion
  • *Minimum $540 ($18 per student above 30 students)
  • Maximum 4 workshops per day
  • Travel costs may apply
 
REWILD RESOURCE PACK
 

$13 per student

  • Digital presentation for all students
  • One workbook per student, a teacher guide, champion animal resources and an action plan
  • Signed Jane Goodall certificate on completion
  • *Minimum $390 ($13 per student above 30 students)
 
PLANT PACKS
 
Prices start from $5 per plant plus shipping. Contact us for a quote.

Your students can tick off ‘Actions’ as they ReWild Your School

ACTION 1: CHOOSE A CHAMPION ANIMAL
Key inquiry question: What animals may live in my immediate area?
ACTION 2: KNOW YOUR CHAMPION ANIMAL
Key inquiry question: What are the requirements of our local animals?
ACTION 3: Habitat Connectivity
Key inquiry question: How do the natural areas near the school connect up to provide habitat for animals?
ACTION 4: Habitat Survey
Key inquiry question: What habitat does the school site already provide suitable for your Champion Animal?
ACTION 5: Habitat Asessment
Key inquiry question: What habitat improvements can be made to make sure all habitat requirements are met for your Champion Animal?
ACTION 6: Sustainable Populations
Key inquiry question: What other factors can influence animal survival?
ACTION 7: Design a Wild Habitat
Key inquiry question: What do we need to provide to improve habitat for local animals?
ACTION 8: Tell Others
Key inquiry question: How can we encourage others to care for the environment?
ACTION 9: Plant for life
Key inquiry question: What are the steps and responsibilities we need to consider in preparing for our ReWild Your School planting day?
ACTION 10: Monitor your habitat
Key inquiry question: How do we know our habitat improvements have been successful?

WHAT MAKES REWILD YOUR SCHOOL DIFFERENT?

RYS has practical, replicable, relevant, and transferable, learning outcomes. These can foster a holistic understanding of how and why, we can and must, protect and enhance local biodiversity. 

Teachers are fully supported with a detailed lesson plan, and students complete the 10 Actions in their own dynamic  20 page workbook. This is applied learning with an immediate purpose. You can confidently adopt RYS as your preferred unit to meet Science or Geography curriculum too!

To learn more about the background to the program including Q & A visit the link below.

THE PROGRAM COMES WITH FABULOUS RESOURCES

RYS is a complete learning package. Here’s what you receive:

  • A Teaching Guide
  • 10-part Lesson Sequence
  • Dynamic Presentations
  • Student Workbooks
  • Champion Animal Fact Files
  • Champion Animal Project Cards
  • Action Plan Poster
  • Optional Plant Packs
  • Integrated Science Perspectives
  • ReWild Your School digital certificate signed by Jane Goodall upon completion

REWILD YOUR SCHOOL CAN BE DELIVERED IN ONE OF TWO WAYS, SUPPORTED BY ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WORKSHOP INCURSION DELIVERY  

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TEACHER LED RESOURCE PACK DELIVERY

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PLANT PACK ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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