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On-Line Student Resources

Resources suitable to be used in the home learning environment

On this tab teachers will find lessons designed specifically to assist teachers, schools and students access on-line learning materials suitable to be used in the home learning environment.  Each lesson works in the cross-curricula priority of Sustainability in the Victorian Curriculum. 

To access the lesson,  click on the hyperlink in the name of the lesson column.

I would like to thank all the local Natural Resource Management Groups and Environmental Organizations and Schools willing to work with us to share their expertise and resources with SEED so we can continue to support our local teachers and students in North East Victoria with their remote learning. 

  • River Detectives - River Detectives is an education initiative of Catchment Management Authorities that supports teachers and leaders to get young people connecting to their local waterway.  
  • North East Water
  • 15 Mile Creek Outdoor School
  • North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group
  • North East Catchment Management Authority
  • Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning

This page is continuously being developed during the pandemic restrictions.


 Spotlight Walk - Nocturnal Wildlife and their habitat
Document Number Link to Lesson Name and Description of Lesson Year Levels
 1 My Sustainability Diary final.doc  My Sustainability Diary -  A home audit which develops an awareness and understanding of sustainability measures that can be undertaken by students. This includes areas of waste, water and energy.it aims to encourage students to be resource smart at home.  4 - 8
 2  What goes where.doc  What Goes Where? - An activity to help students sort what goes in which of your kerbside bins and why.  It also looks briefly at what resources are needed to make and item and what an item can be 'recycled' into.  F - 3
 3  River Detectives Nature Study and Nature Play April 2020.pdf  River Detectives matrix for this month's theme of nature based activities  Various
 4   (https://www.riverdetectives.net.au/billabong-banter/conversations/river-detectives-at-a-distance/).  The River Detectives website  has heaps of resources for different topics and age groups under the Resource River bank section.   Various
 5  https://sway.office.com/scDkAcUD06aa9aPi?ref=Link  15 Mile Creek Outdoor School Remote Learning  April- Suggestions and activities for students to complete in their own backyards that will help keep them connect to nature - including interviewing a tree, citizen science, water saving and sound mapping activities.

 6  Water Conservation 2020.pdf  North East Water has reviewed and updated this extensive unit on Water Conservation.

 5 - 8
 7  https://www.newater.com.au/teacher#86483-teacher-resources  North East Water has available a number of locally developed resources to support your on-line classes.  Classroom powerpoint presentations are available for:
Choose Tap – the benefits of drinking tap water for your health, the environment and your budget. This is suitable for Year 3-6 to view. There is a double bubble activity sheet available for the students.
Water Wise PowerPoint – great ideas about why we should be water efficient and tips on how to accomplish them are covered. There is a student SWOT sheet available to complement this information.
Other student reflection sheets and activities are also available suchas for the water cycle.

 8  Spotlight Walk - Nocturnal Wildlife and their habitat  The Rural City of Wangaratta’s annual guided wildlife spotlight walk has been transformed into a virtual tour this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Council's Environment and Sustainability team have created a video which explores the natural habitat and biology of our local nocturnal native animals including owls, gliders, possums and bats. The video will be available from 5pm on Friday 15th of May and we hope it will inspire you to grab a torch to check out the wildlife in your own backyards. 

 9  River Detectives - Salinity - May 2020.pdf

River Detectives at a Distance - letter for teachers (2).pdf
 River Detectives at a Distance - Salinity Month Matrix
Understanding how salinity occurs, what impact it has and we can do to help prevent it.
- Please direct your students to complete one of the green activities first as these provide an introduction to the topic of salinity which forms the basis for all other activities. This information can be re-read, re-watched if needed at any time. 
- If you’re supplying hard copy resources to your students, these can be printed off using the links on the matrix 
- Students do not need access to a waterway or an EC meter to be able to do the activities, they call all be done at home or in the classroom.
- Some activities (particularly art/science) may require adult supervision, especially for younger students.
 10  https://sway.office.com/6aruqLA4Iz4OpJgW?ref=email  15 Mile Creek Outdoor School - Remote Learning - May
More activities for students to complete in the on-line home learning environment.  Topics include: Rainbow Leaves; Wild Polinators; World Bee Day; Waste Challenge; Southern Bell Frog Story; Meet Mr Fungi & Miss Fungai,and your 15MC story.

 11  https://juniorlandcare.org.au/learningcentre/  Junior Landcare - have developed some easy and FUN  to get the children in your life involved in environmental sustainability activities at school, at home or in your community.  All

Sessions start at 4.30pm. Click on the links to register

27 May | Webinar Wednesday 1: Vets and Vaccines with Phoebe Readford
3 June | Webinar Wednesday 2: Crowdsourcing frog identification with Adam Woods
10 June | Webinar Wednesday 3: How to be an advocate for science with Tammy Atkins
17 June | Webinar Wednesday 4: Using models to find animals with Ben Wagner
24 June | Webinar Wednesday 5: Understanding fire behaviour with Jayne Aymes



STEM webinar series for secondary students starting Wednesday 27 May

We have some exciting news with a five part STEM-themed webinar series being delivered by DELWP and Charles Sturt University (CSU) starting this month.

The free webinars are open to all secondary school students living in Hume region.

The webinars are ideal for:

  • Young people with a passion and curiosity for all things STEM
  • Young people who wish to be positive contributors and advocates for science-informed policies in their community
  • Youth leaders who wish to be involved in environmental and sustainability efforts
  • All those who want to continue to create a sustainable world for future generations.

There are only 50 places open per live stream, so make sure you register beforehand using the links.