Murray River
Virtual Field Trip
Your name
Date
Why is this ecosystem
so important?
Because it is our local ecosystem,
right on our doorstep.
Its biodiversity gives quali...
It is a complex
ecosystem.
The Murray River is old.
It flows through very
different landscapes.
And its path is always
cha...
Its level changes throughout
the year.
Flood.Drought.
http://www.environment.gov.au/node/21905
Living
things are
affected
by...
available habitats...
water quality...
upstream events...
competition
Mist over the Murray River in the Barmah State Forest at Echuca, Tourism Victoria
Find my home. Use arrows to show were th...
Images courtesy of Tourism Victoria
Find my habitat. Use arrows to show these habitats.
River Red Gum
woodlands
Snags and ...
See how my habitat has
changed in the last 200 years.
Use arrows to show these habitats.
River Red Gum
woodlands
Snags and...
See how the river as an ecosystem
fits in the landscape.
Use arrows to show these habitats and land
features.
Billabongs: ...
Explain what you have learnt in this virtual field trip.
What can we do to look after the Murray River Ecosystem?
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An introduction to the diversity of life along the Murray River. This presentation focuses on identifying relationships, habitat and change over time. It aims to draw out what students already know, encouraging them to share and to promote discussion and further learning.

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Murray River Virtual Field Trip

  1. 1. Murray River Virtual Field Trip Your name Date
  2. 2. Why is this ecosystem so important? Because it is our local ecosystem, right on our doorstep. Its biodiversity gives quality of life. It is part of our Australian heritage. It is important to tourism.
  3. 3. It is a complex ecosystem. The Murray River is old. It flows through very different landscapes. And its path is always changing. The upper Murray is mountainous. The middle Murray is flat. The lower Murray flows between cliffs.
  4. 4. Its level changes throughout the year. Flood.Drought. http://www.environment.gov.au/node/21905
  5. 5. Living things are affected by... available habitats... water quality... upstream events... competition
  6. 6. Mist over the Murray River in the Barmah State Forest at Echuca, Tourism Victoria Find my home. Use arrows to show were these animals live.
  7. 7. Images courtesy of Tourism Victoria Find my habitat. Use arrows to show these habitats. River Red Gum woodlands Snags and woody debris Hollow logs and tree trunks Deep holes in the river bed Shallow shore areas and reeds Understory bushes and grasses. Sandy river banks Tree roots
  8. 8. See how my habitat has changed in the last 200 years. Use arrows to show these habitats. River Red Gum woodlands Snags and woody debris Hollow logs and tree trunks Deep holes in the river bed Shallow shore areas and reeds Understory bushes and grasses. Sandy river banks Tree roots
  9. 9. See how the river as an ecosystem fits in the landscape. Use arrows to show these habitats and land features. Billabongs: long necked turtles love them. Corridor of River Red Gum Trees helps migration of swamp wallabies. River channels transport nutrients and allow fish migration. Urban development: how do these affect the river? Dryland farming: livestock can cause bank damage. Irrigated land: run-off can increase salinity levels.
  10. 10. Explain what you have learnt in this virtual field trip. What can we do to look after the Murray River Ecosystem?

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