Threatened species education resources

These activities, curriculum-linked workbooks, presentations and citizen science projects aim to deepen understanding of conservation and our threatened plants and animals.

At the Saving our Species program, we know how important it is to educate and engage everyone with threatened species conservation. Together, we can all help save our threatened plants and animals.

We have developed these education resources, some in partnership with other organisations, to support students, teachers and parents in their learning and teaching.

Grey-headed flying foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) in trees

These resources have been developed to help primary students and teachers learn about some of the threatened species of New South Wales:

– Let’s find out about NSW threatened animals – Stages 1–6

– Saving the Southern Bell Frog – Stages 2 and 3

– The Southern Bell Frog Story – a colouring book for Stage 1 to any age

– Riverina Grassland Ramblings – a colouring book for Stage 1 to any age

– Bittern or Bust – an interactive game about the endangered Australasian bittern

– print our threatened species stickers (PDF 3.5MB) for your class.

Manning River helmeted turtle (Myuchelys purvisi)

These resources support teachers and senior students in learning about conservation and biodiversity, including the protection and management of threatened species and ecosystems:

– Regent Honeyeater on the Edge: Teacher resource – teacher resource for Stage 6 Science

– Regent Honeyeater on the Edge: Student workbook – student workbook to accompany teacher resource

– The Mountain Pygmy-Possum: On the edge – an interactive teacher resource for Stage 6 Geography.

Coming soon

– A guided inquiry for a depth study: Threatened species and threatened ecological communities

– A guided inquiry for a depth study on key threatening processes: Loss of hollow-bearing trees

– Manning River helmeted turtle on the Edge workbook.

Three pied oystercatchers (Haematopus longirostris) on the shore of a river

The SEED Citizen Science Hub is our fantastic portal that will help you find projects to get involved with. Here are some examples to get you started:

– monitor marine turtles through NSW TurtleWatch

track grey-headed flying-foxes in the Count flying-foxes project

– help conserve threatened species with DigiVol by tagging images taken in the field

– get involved in a project to Monitor threatened shorebirds

– participate in the Bellingen Riverwatch: Our Rivers, Our Future project

– report sightings of koalas in the wild with our I Spy Koala app or get involved with koala conservation through Koala Smart

– map your sightings of threatened waterbirds.

More useful resources

Warty zieria (Zieria tuberculata) is a vulnerable species

Additional teacher resources

Explore the expanding range of learning resources for teachers, developed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and carefully aligned with the NSW syllabus. 

Fact sheets

Read the Saving our Species fact sheets and learn more about some of NSW’s threatened species and how you can help secure their future.

Threatened species database

Go to our threatened biodiversity profiles and search for a threatened species, population or community.


Watch the Saving our Species videos to learn about some of our projects and the work our threatened species experts do to save a species.


Read the latest updates about some of our work with threatened species.


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