Teachers, take your students outside and help monitor NSW for biosecurity pests
This summer the Peri-urban Environmental Biosecurity Network (PEBN) needs your help! Get your students involved in some citizen science while they learn about some of NSW’s target invasive pests that pose a threat to the environment.
The PEBN have teamed up with the NSW DPI Schools Program to develop a quick activity that will help you as teachers:
- deliver a hands-on activity in your school grounds that contributes to the important biosecurity surveillance of NSW
- help biosecurity staff monitor the state for some of the pests of greatest concern in NSW right now
- give your students an insight into one of the many science careers in agriculture and natural resource management
- get your students outside for some authentic learning!
How to participate
Download the PowerPoint presentation, teacher guide and student worksheet from https://www.nswdpi-schools-program.com/schools-surveillance-activity
Not just for schools!
This activity is also a great option for scout groups, Landcare groups, home schools, and environment clubs.
The more people involved the more opportunity to protect our natural environment, agriculture and horticulture industries from the threat of damaging pests!