Recovery Team: Saving Species

Go on an adventure with two of the nation’s leading ecologists as they venture into the Australian outback to save some of the world’s rarest and most unique creatures.

This film was submitted to the SCINEMA 2021 International Science Film Festival and was selected to feature in our Australian, Animals and School categories. The filmmaker has kindly allowed us to continue to show the film beyond the festival. Watch it below and download the accompanying educational resource for fun activities to use with your students.

Video Length: 31:45 mins

Film Description

Go on an adventure with two of the nation’s leading ecologists as they venture into the Australian outback to save some of the world’s rarest and most unique creatures.

Lesson Inspiration

This film shows the importance of conserving native species, and the people doing this work. It follows the team as they try to protect native species from feral cats and so the important role humans play in the protection of their environment.

Useful when:

Exploring the amazing adaptations of Australian native animals and discussing how learning about these species can help us protect them. The film could also be used to show how the growth and survival of living things are affected by their physical environment.

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Year: 4, 6

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Additional – Literacy, Information and Communication Technology, Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the Southern Hemisphere! The 2021 festival is now over but we have permission for some of the films and their associated educational resources to use with your students.

Each resource is mapped to the Australian National Curriculum and contains hands-on activities for your students. Designed to engage and inspire, these resources demonstrate STEM careers and skills to your students, encouraging them to be curious thinkers, problem-solvers and contributing citizens within society.