Cascade Environmental Education Centre

We aim to educate and better connect youth with nature and themselves.

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Bugs in your School

Explore your school's hidden ecosystems.

Bugs in your School is an incursion where the students engage with the environment under their toes. Using the schools/communities available facilities, we either go dip netting in a creek/dam or bug sifting in the gardens.

When dip netting, we investigate the macroinvertebrates that live in the water and use the bugs we find as an indicator of water quality.

When bug sifting, students look ecosystems ( food, home and predators) and attempt to identify insects on a chart.

An additional activity attached to this incursion is Clay Bugs. Students create their very own bugs out of clay and collected flora.


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