Building upon last week’s exploration of feral cat eradication on Tasman Island, here is a Youtube video clip on Tierra del Fuego National Park in Argentina, which has a problem with introduced beavers, originally brought in to create a fur industry in 1946. Ushuaia is claimed to be the southernmost city in the world and now an important tourist center: the departure point for voyages to Antarctica.
Click on this HYPERLINK to view Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory. Note that this clip is not of Australian origin, so some pronunciations and terminology is incorrect. It has an excellent explanatory diagram of Uluru’s formation.
Stage 2 students are moving onto a new HSIE unit this week. The library lessons will be concentrating on “Australia’s National Parks: protecting our environment”. After a brainstorming session, where the students will record their initial impressions of the topic, we will view this Youtube clip: