School Resources


This section is designed to provide free educational resources to school aged children within the Pilbara area.
Please feel free to download the activities and use them in your classrooms.


Li'l Larrikans Natural Hazards Program

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The SES Li'l Larrikins program is designed to make primary aged children more aware and understanding of what they and their families can do to better prepare in the event of a natural hazard. The program consists of 10 x 30 second commercials which was run on national television from November to February 2011. An important additional element in this program is a school resource kit, designed for primary school children throughout Australia and distributed to all schools during February 2011.

To view the commercials or access the full school resource kit online, please click on the Li'l Larrikins image.

Dingo Creek - The Disaster and The Recovery



Dingo Creek is an engaging, easy to use multimedia learning tool with accompanying classroom activities and resources for middle year students. The players travel back in time to save the fictional small community of Dingo Creek from a disaster that has struck the town. In the second game, players explore how to build community resilience as they help the community recover. Dingo Creek provides interactive content for students and teachers that is based on real life issues and problems that affect a community during and after a disaster.

To learn more, please click on the Dingo Creek image.


Disaster Mapper - An interactive schools resource


The Disaster Mapper aims to improve the presentation of hazard information and increase awareness of disaster events in Australia through improved presentation of hazard information. The Disaster Mapper is an interactive map of Australia that shows over 50 disaster events that have occurred at different times, ranging from the early 1900s through to the most recent events. Each event is supported by statistics, images, videos and text. The events are searchable by location, time or type of disaster. The Disaster Mapper is supported by a teaching guide with lesson plans and activities aimed at Years 5–10 and have been mapped to the Australian Curriculum.

To learn more, please click on the Disaster Mapper image.



DFES Tropical Cyclone Program



This program targets upper primary students in years 5, 6 and 7, and is linked to the Australian Science Curriculum (Earth and Space, Nature and Development of Science, and Use and Influence of Science).

The aim of this program is to raise students’ understanding and awareness of cyclones by learning how they impact our lives and communities and how preparing homes and planning for emergencies can help keep our families safe.

To learn more, please click on the Natural Hazards image.