Incursions and excursions
Phosphorus Awareness Project (PAP) offer a range of incursions and excursions
that teach students about catchments, nutrients and algal blooms.
They also cover how we can look after our local waterway systems.
All incursions are linked to the Curriculum Framework, a teacher
pack of information and resource sheets will be left for the class
after the incursion/excursion and best of all, they are free!
book an incursion now!
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Algae Busters – Catchment Story Incursion
(Kindy - Year 4)
Interactive presentation where students learn about
catchments, nutrients and algae. Students participate in
a fun catchment story about nutrient sources and see first
hand what happens when nutrients enter our river and
wetland systems. Students also learn how to save our rivers
River Food Web Incursion (Years 5-12)
Students not only learn about catchments, nutrients and
algae but also how complex river and wetland ecosystems
are. Students become an animal or plant and interact with
other animals in the system. They will discover just how
reliant they are on each other when an algal bloom occurs!
Building a Frog Pond Incursion (All Years)
A must have presentation if a school is considering building
a frog pond/bog. Students learn about
the frogs of the Perth Region and listen
to their calls then a mini frog pond is
constructed in the classroom.
All the essential elements in constructing
frog habitat are covered in detail.
Clean Drains River Gains Incursion
Students learn about catchments, pollution and algae with
an emphasis on stormwater drains. Students will locate
drains in the school grounds and then the Clean Drains
River Gains message will be painted on them. Students will
learn in detail how to keep our rivers healthy.
Go Fish! – Canning River Fish Incursion
Students go 'fishing' and discover what fish are found in
the freshwater section of the Canning
River and other waterways around
Perth. What affects our native fish is
discussed and students help to create
healthy fish habitat. What we can all
do to look after our native fish and our
waterways is also covered.
Planting Opportunities (All Years – Available
June - October)
Students get a chance to get dirty at a local rehabilitation site where they will plant local native species! The benefits
of planting these species will be covered in detail including
increasing biodiversity and improving the health of rivers
Our Rivers Need You!
A fun colouring in worksheet that explains where nutrients comes
from, how it affects our rivers and what we can do about it.
Our Rivers Need You! Worksheet (7.9MB)
Where Does the Water Go?
A fun colouring in worksheet which shows where water from our houses
and our street drains flow to.
Where Does the Water Go? Worksheet
Please Don’t Feed Us
A fun colouring-in sheet about why we should not feed bread
to water birds.
Please Don't Feed Us Worksheet
Clean Drains River/Wetland Gains
More fun colouring-in sheets about drains and frogs.
Clean Drains River Gains Worksheet
Clean Drains Wetland Gains Worksheet
Go Fish! - How I Can Protect Our Native
A worksheet to help students think about what activities they and
their families do that may affect native fish and what they can do
to protect them.
Go Fish! Worksheet
Detergents We Use In My Home
A worksheet to be completed at home with
the help of parents. A close look at the types of detergents used
Questionnaire: Phosphorus Use Around The
Another worksheet to be completed at
home with the help of parents. Makes families think about how much
phosphorus they may be putting into the environment.
Questionnaire: Phosphorus Use Around the Home Worksheet
Buyer Beware – Read the Labels!
A worksheet designed to make the student
think about how different products are marketed.
Buyer Beware Worksheet
The Great Algae Growing Exercise
A fun scientific activity where students discover what makes algae
The Great Algae Growing Exercise
Our Waterways Need You To Help Stop Algal
A worksheet to help students think about
what activities they and their families do that may contribute to
algal blooms and what they can do to prevent them.
Our Waterways Need You Worksheet
Suggestions for students to participate in a fun phosphorus activity!
How You Can Fertilise Wise
A fun colouring-in sheet that gives tips on how we can Fertilise Wise in our gardens.
How You Can Fertilise Wise Worksheet
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