Environments and Responsibility

By Julie Murphy and Sarah Russell (Pearson Australia, 2015)

What is an environment? Why are environments important to animals and people? How do people relate to and use their environment? Discover why and how we care for our environment.

Key concepts: Environment, Sustainability
Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions: The importance of environments to animals and people and different views on how they can be protected.


Winner (series): Australian Geography Teachers Association Award, Primary resource (F-6) section, 2014
Winner (series): Education Publishing Australia Award, Primary student resource, Arts/Science/Humanities section, 2015

I trained as a zoologist and zookeeper, and have been a children’s book author and presenter for over twenty years. Why do I write? Because it’s fun! What do I write about? Mostly my main interests – animals and the environment.