Video What have we got here? With Dr Dave series 1

TLF ID M018203

This series of 10 short videos examines terrestrial and aquatic species in the Murray-Darling Basin. It features five endangered species: the bush stone-curlew, the Murray-Darling carpet python, squirrel gliders, the River Murray turtle and the native pygmy perch. Other topics covered in the series are; native animals as pets, the impacts of alien fish on aquatic ecosystems, threats to the woodland ecosystems in the Murray-Darling Basin, Indigenous gardens and the Eastern blue tongue lizard.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable due to its relevance to curriculum content descriptions in the Biological sciences sub-strand of the year 6 and 7 science curriculum. The videos explain how organisms interact with their physical environment, their role in the food chains and the impact of human interactions. * This resource is valuable due to its relevance to two curriculum content descriptions in the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand of the year 4 geography curriculum, providing information on the importance of environmental conditions to animals and people, including the impact that environmental influences have on a species ability to survive. * This resource may be of some value in the sustainability cross-curriculum priority when examining the importance of ecosystem connections for survival and the idea of looking to the past to design actions for sustainability.
Year level

3; 4; 5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Geography
  • Science

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Murray-Darling Association and Burrumbuttock Public School
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Association and Burrumbuttock Public School
  • Address: SA, AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • Copyright 2014 Murray-Darling Association and Burrumbuttock Public School. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY license