The Department of Conservation have created a schools’ education and activity kit based around Grovetown Lagoon. The activity kit is designed to be used by schools doing the 'Living Landscapes' topic with their students, and focus on the wetland environment. Having this education and activity kit for Grovetown Lagoon will add diversity to the resources available, and help raise the profile of Grovetown Lagoon. The activities focus on educating students about the history (natural and cultural) of the lagoon, and the transitions that occur within the wetland/lagoon area - from weeds to new plantings to stable forest or wetland vegetation. Activities also include planting and planting maintenance according to the planting plans that are being put together for each area of the lagoon – each with a different purpose.
The theme for activities is Transitions. This theme has been chosen as many of the ecological processes occurring in the lagoon area are a transition of plant communities from one state to another. The theme includes the following subjects for the students:
The Grovetown Lagoon Education Kit is designed to be used by primary and high school teachers and students, either with or without a representative from the Department of Conservation. Lots of background information is provided, and activities based on the themes for this kit are explained. Some activities are appropriate for all ages, others are more appropriate for a particular age group. Included in the kit is all the equipment needed to carry out all the activities. The Grovetown Lagoon Education Kit is available from the Department of Conservation, South Marlborough Office. Phone Shelly Sidley on 572-9100.