T: 03 5766 4462

Meet Karissa Wilson, Education Officer

Karissa is a registered Victorian teacher with a passion for Wetlands, Science and Sustainability.

Qualified and experienced in Environmental Science, Climate Change Management and teaching, Karissa tailors engaging, hands-on and educational programs for students all the way from kindergarten through to University level.

Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of individual schools and organisations. There are also specific offerings for Foundation through to Year 10 which align with the Victorian Curriculum.  Packages are designed to be delivered as integrated units relevant to the Winton Wetlands reserve, and aligned with specific subject areas including Science and Mathematics.

Attention is also given to cross-curriculum needs in regard to integration of perspectives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, and sustainability issues.

Karissa can tailor and run programs at the Winton Wetlands, or visit you at your school to deliver a range of programs and activities:

  • The scientific principles and importance of wetlands in the water cycle, including interactive water cycle experiments
  • Environmental impacts of different land uses on wetland environments and rehabilitation experiments
  • Plant, animal and funghi identification (a ‘living and non-living things’ unit for younger students)
  • Biodiversity investigations. What does and does not live in a wetland (interactive game and wetland walk)
  • The importance of plants and trees in wetlands. Hands-on activities demonstrating the ability of plants to filter water and help mitigate the impacts of climate change.
  • Nature-based play activities.
  • Aquatic and terrestrial plant and animal investigations.
  • Native foods and cooking.

On-site, camps are also available.

Karissa will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Email:                               Phone: (03) 5747 7312