Investigating animal pests in your green space

Ben MatherSchool resources

DOC’s Outreach and Education team have released their latest teaching and learning resource ‘Investigating animal pests in your green space’.

This resource is targeted at primary schools (Year 1-6 students).

Using this resource students can:

  • Gather and interpret data about animal pests living in a local green space. (e.g. school grounds, local park/reserve, backyard)
  • Identify and learn about introduced pests and how they affect endemic and native plants and animals.
  • Begin to understand how animal pests have an impact on the environment and wider ecosystem.

Although this resource is aimed at primary schools, the identification guides and fact sheets within it can be useful tools for community groups as well.