Wildlife Recovery: Stamp Collecting Month 2020

Learn more about the six stamps featured in the issue.

Stamp Collecting Month (SCM) is all about engaging middle to upper primary school students (and their teachers) with interesting themes, presented through stamps. This website explores a range of topics related to wildlife conservation and our Wildlife Recovery stamp issue. It also contains videos, fun activities, teaching resources and more.

Explore six of the listed species identified for immediate conservation management and that feature on our stamps.

Bathurst Copper Butterfly

One of Australia’s rarest butterflies, the Bathurst Copper Butterfly ...

Davies’ Tree Frog

The Davies’ Tree Frog is a medium-sized frog, with females growing ...

Kangaroo Island Dunnart

The Kangaroo Island Dunnart is a small, nocturnal marsupial ...

Regent Honeyeater

The Regent Honeyeater is a striking, gregarious honeyeater ...

Blue Mountains Water Skink

A medium-sized semi-aquatic lizard, the adult Blue Mountains Water Skink ...

Koala

The Koala is one of Australia’s most distinctive and loved native animals ...

Activity guides for teachers

This year each school and classroom has adapted to a blended learning approach. Our teacher guides have been tailored to suit both the classroom and home learning environments. Our SCM resources include fun and engaging activities that focus on discovering more about the factors that lead to animal endangerment and what can be done to help animals recover.

Stage 2: Activity Guide:

Stage 2: Activity Guide

In this year’s project for Stamp Collecting Month 2020 Year 3 and 4 students are invited to participate in a Design Thinking challenge to create an ‘enrichment resource’ for an Australian Endangered Animal of their choice.

Stage 3: Activity Guide:

Stage 3: Activity Guide

In this year’s project for Stamp Collecting Month 2020 Year 5 and 6 students will work collaboratively to propose a solution for a chosen Australian endangered animal.

More activities and resources

If you’re a parent, caregiver or teacher, here are some free resources to share with children. Want some more advice on stamp collecting? Read our tips on starting a collection.

Fun family activities you can do at home

Looking to keep the kids entertained during lockdown, or simply looking for an activity to do as a family. Check out our family guide for some fun home activities.

The Pen Pal Club

Pen pal letter writing is a fun, creative and rewarding way for your students to practice literacy and communication. Use our lesson plans, sample templates and/or join our Pen Pal Club to get started.

Lesson plans for teachers:
Learn about stamps

Check out our three lesson plans on how students can learn about the history and creation of stamps.

Stamp collecting tips for beginners

If you’re new to stamp collecting, we’ve got some tips to get you going. Of course, the SCM stamp issue, Wildlife Recovery, is a great place to start.

Why Australian wildlife needs your help

Take up the challenge of becoming champions for wildlife, supporting conservation in Australia.

Behind the scenes: Why collect stamps and how stamps are made

Find out why stamp collecting is such a popular hobby, and watch how stamps get made.