The 14 minute Constructed Wetlands video, produced by Sixth Row, was filmed at the Banksia St and David St, O'Connor and Dickson Wetlands. It provides a useful introduction to the curriculum program, focusing on:

  • community involvement
  • wetland values
  • wetland concerns

Understanding Canberra's wetlands: a school curriculum program for the study of constructed urban wetlands (2010) (3.4 MB), produced by the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) and the ACT Education Directorate supports units of work for early childhood, later childhood, early adolescence and later adolescence. They focus on three essential learning achievements:

  • ELA 2 - The student understands and applies the inquiry process
  • ELA 19 - The student understands and applies scientific knowledge
  • ELA 20 - The students acts for an environmentally sustainable future

These units build understanding of what a wetland is and the place of wetlands in larger systems. They explore the practice of managing urban stormwater by constructing urban wetlands.

In order to understand that the Canberra region hosts a diverse array of wetlands, information is provided on sites such as the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Ginini Flats, Nursery Swamp, Horse Park and Lake George. A case study focuses on the David St, O'Connor urban wetland, constructed in 2001.

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