|Supermarket Botany||Identifying local native plants|
Supermarket Botany is an excellent platform for teaching students about the differences between fruits and vegetables, the differences between roots, stems and leaves and the developmental sequence from flowers to fruits. Drs Geoff Burrows and John Harper of the Wagga Wagga campus of Charles Sturt University have developed this interactive program. Click here to open Supermarket Botany.
The Charles Sturt University Virtual Herbarium is taking the plants of the Murray and Murrumbidgee to the web. The Virtual Herbarium allows you to view specimen information and images, obtain detailed revegetation information for the South West Slopes and the Riverina of NSW, access the On-Line Grasses Guide and use the Woodland Web. Click here for access.
From On Holy Ground:Australians live within one of the most diverse eco-systems on the planet -the "Land of the Holy Spirit", as the first European maps recorded our ancient continent. Environmentally, it is important for us to "read the signs of the times" - "the signs of the Spirit". We have been gifted with the care of this beautiful land and must hand it on to the next generation in a healthy and pristine condition. To carry out this sacred duty expresses our love for the Creator, each other and the rest of creation. This is sometimes called our "ecological vocation".
The "On Holy Ground" document provides teachers in Catholic Schools with extra resources to include an ecological vision in their teaching of Religious Education. Click here to go to the site where you can download the pdf of On Holy Ground.
These newsletters are from the NSW Catholic Sustainable Schools Network.