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Cleland as a sustainable tourism destination 

Using Cleland as a case-study, examine the factors influencing the sustainability of nature-based tourism, including economic, social and environmental parameters. 

Themes: conservation and sustainability 

Key messages:

  • a balance of environmental, social and economic aspects (triple bottom line) is critical for Cleland to remain sustainable
  • career paths available in nature based tourism.

Animal adaptations

Learn about the structural, functional and behavioural adaptations of a selection of native animals, including birds, mammals and reptiles. 

Themes: sustainability and biodiversity 

Key messages:

  • environmental stability is influenced by systems, cycles, and the interconnectedness within ecosystems 
  • animals have different forms and functions to survive Australian environments
  • environmental changes lead to adaptations in animal structure and function
  • we all have a role in caring for the environments that support our animals. 

Threatened and endangered species

Consider why species are under threat or in danger of extinction. Discuss what sustainable practices we can adopt to assist in the conservation of native animals.

Themes: conservation, sustainability and biodiversity 

Key messages:

  • Australian wildlife has adapted to exist in balance with natural systems
  • threats to wildlife create imbalance in natural systems
  • we can assist in environmental conservation and help reduce the rate of species loss

Arid ecosystems 

Discover the boom and bust cycles of drought and flood and examine what adaptations make it possible for plants and animals to survive.

Themes: conservation, sustainability and biodiversity 

Key messages:

  • environmental stability is influenced by systems, cycles, and the interconnectedness within ecosystems 
  • animals have different forms and functions to survive arid and semi-arid environments
  • environmental changes lead to adaptations in animal structure and function
  • we all have a role in caring for arid and semi-arid environments.

To find out more, or if you want a Learning program on a topic not included in the list, talk to the Cleland Education Officer.

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