Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre

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Prior to your documentary filming day, Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre (EEC) will arrange a pre-visit to your school to help you identify the local biodiversity.

After the visit students, will need to work on their scripts and story boards. Follow the steps below.


Watch the biodiversity video made by students:

Download the Rumbalara EEC video transcript (PDF 63KB) for a written copy of the spoken content in this video.


Identify how the story board and script for the video matches each scene in the templates below:


Organise students into groups of three to write their scripts. On filming day they will rotate through the roles of cinematographer (ipad camera person), director (tells the team how the shot will be filmed), and presenter.

Script writing

Download the blank templates for students to write their own scripts and story boards. If your time is limited, only write the script. On filming day Rumbalara teachers will walk through the school grounds with students to make sure they know how to identify and local trees and plants correctly for filming.


In your script you should ask students to focus on two-three trees or plants and at least one animal. Photos of animals will be provided on the day. A list of trees and animals in your school grounds will be provided to you by Rumbalara.

Here are two great websites for further information:

Biodiversity documentary stage 2 (modified)

Documentary storyboard stage 2 (PDF 3.2MB).

Thanks to Field of Mars EEC for sharing resources for this program.