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    In this activity, students take on the role of a native frog, native bird or introduced mammalian predator and participate in a physically active simulation. The activity highlights different predator/prey strategies and one aspect of why mammalian predators have had such a dramatic effect in New Zealand.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • give examples of different strategies used by predators to capture prey as well as defence strategies used by prey to avoid predation
    • describe some of the unique features of New Zealand frogs
    • better understand why introduced mammalian predators have had such a dramatic effect in New Zealand.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • instructions on what you need and what to do
    • discussion questions
    • activity area set-up.

    Useful links

    Visit the NZFROG website for more information about our native frogs and their conservation.​​​

      Published 18 January 2010 Referencing Hub articles