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Biosecurity Warrior

NSW Department of Primary Industries has developed Biosecurity Warrior materials to help children learn about and understand the importance of biosecurity to maintain the health of our plants.

Biosecurity Warrior – Backyard Blitz

Video | Be a Biosecurity Warrior and defend against weeds and bugs in your own backyard.

Length: 1 min 24 sec

Document | Biosecurity Warrior Training Manual (NSW Department of Primary Industries)

Biosecurity in Our Backyard

Costa Georgiadis talks about how to tell the difference between Biosecurity Goodies & Baddies and meets Biosecurity Warriors who have exciting and interesting jobs using science, technology, research – even dogs – to stop diseases that make our people, our crops, our native animals and insects sick.

Biosecurity in Our Backyard

Go on a biosecurity journey and learn about bees, insects, chooks, pets and how we can all be Biosecurity Warriors by looking after our own backyards.

Length: 1 hr 3 min 35 sec

National Priority Plant Pests playing cards

A playing card game based on Australia’s National Priority Plant Pests provides school students with an educational tool to learn about biosecurity threats to Australia’s natural environment and plant health.

The National Priority Plant Pests have been identified as Australia’s most important pest threats capable of damaging our natural environment, destroying our food production, agriculture industries and to a certain extend our way of life.

The information may be used to play a Top Trumps style game as each card includes the following information:

  • National Priority Plant Pests ratings, with bacterial pathogen Xylella being considered the most important at No. 1
  • the number of countries where each pest is known to occur
  • the number of hosts a pest can infect, infest, or feed on.

Download the template, print and cut out the cards and play.

Template | National Priority Plant Pests playing cards (Department of Agriculture)