Year 5/6 Boys Analyze Urbanization’s Impact on Wildlife at WA Museum Boola Bardip
Recently, the Year 5/6 boys’ class from Al-Hidayah Islamic School went on an exciting excursion to the WA Museum, Boola Bardip, to learn about the impacts of urbanization on wildlife. The boys explored the museum’s exhibits and participated in a workshop that focused on analysing evidence to understand the effects of human development on the environment.
In class, the students have been learning about the interconnections between people, places, and the environment and how they influence one another. During the workshop, the students were presented with different scenarios depicting how urbanisation can negatively affect wildlife habitats. They learned about the importance of preserving natural habitats and the ways in which humans can make a positive impact on the environment.
In addition to the scientific perspective, the excursion also provided an opportunity for the boys to gain an Islamic perspective on the importance of protecting the environment. Islam teaches that the natural world is a precious gift from Allah (SWT) and that it is the responsibility of human beings to be stewards of the Earth and to take care of all living creatures.
Overall, the excursion was a fantastic opportunity for the Year 5/6 boys to learn about urbanisation’s impacts on wildlife and gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world. We are proud of our students for their engagement and enthusiasm during this educational experience, and we look forward to providing them with more opportunities to learn about the world around them.
The boys enjoyed the afternoon at Synergy Parkland Kings Park, where they had lunch and lots of fun running, jumping, and climbing while interacting with the large-scale replicas of extinct Australian megafauna.