RCE Western Australia-2011

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1. General Information
Contact Name(s): 
Christine Richardson
Organizational Affiliation : 
The University of Western Australia
Role in the project: 
Coordinator
E-Mail Address(es): 
Project-relevant information: 
See press release: http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201104183490/features/development-and-sustainability-can-go-hand-hand
Article in Urban Bush Telegraph - project with Mount Lawley Senior High School Bushranger Cadets at Inglewood Triangle
Urban Bushland Council website http://www.bushlandperth.org.au/
2. Project Information
1. Project title: 
Inglewood Triangle
2. Project Description: 
Working with a local Friends group, affiliated with a founding partner organisation (Urban Bushland Council) to raise awareness in local school children about the natural biodiversity of a small piece of banksia woodlands. The program of works included revegetation, bush walks and hand weeding.
3. Project Status: 
Ongoing
4. Key Words
Key Words: 
Biodiversity
5. Project categories
Project categories: 
Education
Awareness building
Networking and partnership development
Material production
6. Expected outcomes:: 
Raise awareness of biodiversity and protection of the natural environment
Help protect remnant bushland within a very urbanised area
Facilitate interaction between community, local schools, local council and University staff to promote Inglewood Triangle as an outdoor laboratory.
7. Duration of the Project:: 
July 2010 - ongoing
3. Project Leadership & Vision
8. Project coordination (e.g. teams): 
ach partner organisation has a coordinator for the project. UWA provides support in terms of educational resources for use by local schoool students.
9. Leadership structure
a. Administration: 
2
b. Transactional: 
3
c. Transformational: 
5
4. Project results
10. Project results : 
More students have been exposed to the wonderful biodiversity of banksia woodlands.
Approx 70 bushranger cadets have been involved in Inglewood triangle activities during 1st semester. Approximately 60 primary school students have been introduced to Inglewood Triangle as part of their learning about the natural environment. Further school visits are scheduled for Spring.
11. Contribution to reforms and innovations: 
This is a local level project, with a focus on creating an understanding of biodiveristy
13.Core Partners: 
Urban Bushland Council, Mount Lawley Senior High School, University of Western Australia, Stirling City Council,
5. Partnership and networking
14. Project Network
a. Information network: 
6
b. Knowledge network: 
2
c. Innovation network: 
2
6. Participation
15. Type of involvement: 
The education of students is the focus of this project. Each of the partners has a specific role. Teachers or cadet leaders identify an activity that meets educational outcomes; The community group provides guides on the day; the University provides additional expertise and educational resources and the local council provides information, expertise and materials.
16. Participation opportunities
a. Informational participation: 
1
b. Consultation participation: 
3
c. Decision influencing participation : 
6
7. Education & Learning
17. Educational activities: 
Using Inglewood Triangle as an outdoor laboratory - presenting the biodiversity of the area, identifying the threats to that biodiversity
Field walks
Revegetation
Hand removal of weeds
18. Learning activities: 
The learning activities are 'hands on' and involve field walks, examination of local plants and animals. Students are asked to consider the threats to the local environment and to identify ways of mitigating those threats.
19. Educational activities
a. Theory: 
2
b. Discussion: 
2
c. Interactive and Multidimensional "action oriented education": 
6
8. Research Integration
20. Research & Development (R&D): 
N/A
Type: 
Project Reports
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Community: 
Teacher Education
Community_second: 
Traditional Knowledge and Bio-Diversity
Issue: 
Biodiversity
One More Issue: 
Teacher Education and Better Schools
Country: 
Australia