Beyond the Bushfires: Bushfire Recovery Education Resources

About the resources

Discover the remarkable recovery of Australian wildlife post the devastating 2019/20 bushfires with Beyond the Bushfires education series. Engaging students nationwide, this initiative brings scientists directly into classrooms, offering evidence-based lessons in English, Science, Design and Technology, and Visual Arts. Leveraging The Conversation's Flora, Fauna, Fire interactive and the Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel's priority list, students delve into conservation efforts, exploring real-world practice and urgent intervention for the 119 species in need. Explore The Conversation's dynamic site here.

Primary lessons

New unit! Bushfire Resistant Housing (Year 7 & 8)

With bushfires increasingly threatening houses and
communities, many people are beginning to turn their thinking towards bushfire-resistant building standards as a way of combatting the impact of bushfires.

This unit of real-world learning invites students to consider these options, taking them on a journey through the design process of defining problems and their human impact, conducting research, designing practical solutions, and reflecting on their efforts. 

About The Conversation

These lessons have been developed in partnership with The Conversation. The Conversation’s mission is to be known as a prominent and trusted publisher of new thinking and evidence-based research, editorially independent and free of commercial or political bias. The Conversation hopes teachers will use their content as a source of truthful information, and that teachers can show their students the importance of trusted, evidence-based information in understanding the world around them and making informed decisions about their actions.

Additional thanks to the Ian Potter Foundation, John T Reid Charitable Trusts, The Danks Trust and The Myer Foundation, for generously supporting the development of these lessons. 

Secondary lessons