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2010 - LandLearn NSW Term 3 newsletter


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  • 1. Term 3 2010 News New images for download Worldwide popularity of our digital image Spotlight: library has prompted expansion, with an Belgenny Farm additional set of climate related photos and information. The Climate Ready set of images Belgenny Farm is the ideal showcases the positive contributions of location for a school group science and research to the global climate looking to learn more about change challenge. See: the history of agriculture, and some of the features of a working farm – situated on the outskirts of Sydney. School students of all ages can learn Reading list established about the shearing of sheep, working dogs and Want to delve deeper into issues like food why Clydesdales were so important on the farms security, climate change and sustainability? A of yesteryear. collection of papers, reports and stories can now be accessed on our website. We’ve Find out more at: sorted the collection by issue and key words to make finding things a little easier. Go to: Websites Farming in Australia posters Focus on water New classroom posters produced by Woolworths and the National Farmers Australian Water Education Toolkit Federation bring to life the amazing story of modern Australian. Download a copy from: Water for Life Climate change in Australia 2010 Cream of the Crop Competition (See how rainfall could change across NSW) To enter students simply create a PowerPoint Water Family game presentation about an aspect of primary industries. Great prizes are on offer. Tocal farm Meet Sandra Earle and homestead What do you do? I manage all visitor operations at Tocal Homestead, including heritage excursions and farm visits for primary schools and farm study visits for secondary schools. Best part of my job? Tocal is a beautiful place to come to each day to work, and it's very rewarding to see visitors (young and old) enjoying the site and at the same time, being delighted at learning and experiencing new things. Find out more about Tocal’s schools program at:
  • 2. Leaping Locusts! Locusts are insects which can be devastating pests to agriculture. They can form dense swarms eating or damaging all the vegetation, including crops, in their path. A locust plague is predicted for spring 2010. Find five plague locust facts and expand each fact with more detail. Include a reference for each piece of information you find. Use the internet to search for facts. Search terms could include – ‘plague locusts NSW’ and ‘Australian plague locust’ Fact Detail ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Reference: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Reference: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Reference: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Reference: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Reference: