These six educational videos focus on the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands, exploring their fauna and flora, rich history, role in providing drainage, and the community groups who play a key role in caring for them.
The videos are ideal for years 5 to 8, and about three minutes long each.
Get a well-rounded understanding of the wetland’s many diverse roles, by watching the full video series:
If you’re focusing on a specific topic, select the video that takes your interest from the list below.
Animals of the wetland
Learn how wetlands support a variety of wildlife - including birds, reptiles, frogs, fish and bugs - which are all part of a complex food web.
Birds of the wetland
Discover the importance of the Edithvale-Seaford wetlands to 190 bird species, including migratory birds that travel 12,000 kilometres from Siberia.
Drainage story of the wetland
The extensive Carrum Carrum Swamp was drained for grazing and housing; two portions of the swamp were preserved: the Edithvale and Seaford wetland.
Friends of the wetlands
The Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands have been pivotal in protecting and improving the wetlands, which have gained international recognition for their significance.
History of the wetland
Follow the history of the Edithvale-Seaford wetlands, from their origins as Carrum Carrum Swamp - territory of the indigenous Bunwurrung language group to the time of early settlement.
Plants of the wetland
Learn why plants are important to a wetland, and how some were used by indigenous people for food, fibre and medicine. The Edithvale-Seaford wetlands has 87 plant species with records of Aboriginal use.