Biological diversity and species specialisation has given us many questions to answer over the past few hundred years. Are there benefits to life in cold blood? What shape is best suited to cooler climates? How do animals survive in the extreme conditions of a desert or alpine environments? Students will investigate structural, physiological and behavioural adaptations that relate to thermoregulation and water balance in animals such as raptors, insects and other native wildlife including mammals. This program offers students the opportunity to analyse how various animals have adapted to extreme environmental conditions.