Southern Cassowary, Where does it go on the food web?!

It was getting close. The YATZ gathered as much information as they could on rainforests and birds to prepare for their presentation that was quickly approaching. In their groups, they discussed, paused, and giggled at sharing different ways they could fit their specifically different birds into one food web.

“The southern cassowary eats both fruits and dead animals! Where’s it gonna go?”

They creatively thought of different ways to visually present what they learnt about rainforests – one group drew four layers of the rainforest structure and another decided to literally act out what was being presented by one of their teammates for dramatic effect.

Although it was holidays and there were quite many points to cover for their presentation, the YATZ pushed through and focused on preparing for their presentation, whilst enjoying themselves in the process. Seeing them confidently speak about the importance of rainforests and the current threats they face, made me think of how each of these students will be educating their own circle of family and friends too – creating those significant ripple effects.

Charlize, Mentor


The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscalling

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