Fun Day Out Activities

Eco Warrior

Grant Hyde

Explore Sydney’s incredible history

Where do our amazing animals find shelter and how do they survive in the wild? How do we protect the habitat that our animals live in?

Did you know that 19.7% of Australia’s land is protected?

Everyone has a role to play in protecting the land and our plants and animals that live there.

Grant and Nelson will help children understand the importance of conservation, habitat, adaption, pollution, and sustainability.

Learn about and taste native plants from along Sydney’s coastline and how they keep out city healthy and safe. Checkout your playground for who and what lives there.

Along the way children will also learn about man’s best. Nelson will teach kids how man domesticated the wolf who soon became our most loyal, protective and loving friend!

Highlights

  • Develop knowledge about sustainability and the environment
  • Engage and motivate children
  • Hands on fun activities

What's Included?

  • An engaging workshop delivered by experienced sustainability educators
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

For Schools

  • Suitable for all Primary stages.
  • Workshop can be structured to align with your school timetable.


Human Society and its Environment HSIE:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the features and characteristics of places and environments across a range of scales.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of interactions between people, places and environments.
  • Apply geographical tools for geographical inquiry.
  • Develop skills to acquire, process and communicate geographical information.

Years 1-2

  • Describes observable features of living things & their environments (ST1-4LW-S)
  • Respond to questions and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024, ACSIS037)
  • Describe the external features of a variety of living things (ACSSU017)
  • Consider sustainability when producing solutions (ACTDEP007)
  • Identify that living things live in different places that suit their needs (ACSSU211)
  • Recognise people use science to care for the environment & living things (ACSHE022, ACSHE035)

Years 3-4

  • Compare features & characteristics of living and non-living things (ST2-4LW-S)
  • Defines problems to develop solutions (ST2-3DP-T)
  • Describe how living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSHE061)

Years 5-6

  • Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival & adaption of living things (ST3-4LW-S)
  • Describe adaption as existing structures or behaviours that enable living things to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)

Facilitator Profile

Grant Hyde, a published author of several historical fiction novels, runs “Tales Short & Tall” Incursions.

In 1989, age twenty Grant was graded with the NRL’s Eastern Suburbs Roosters (Sydney Roosters).

Being a keen student of history, especially of Australia and the Pacific, Grant moved to the Kingdom of Tonga for six months where he discovered his calling. It was his interest in human history and his love of the Polynesian people that brought him to complete his first novel, set in Tonga, “Lords of the Pacific” in 2008.

In 2009 he was awarded ‘Best New Talent’ at the annual Sassy Writers Awards for ‘Lords of the Pacific’. The stand-alone sequel, ‘Islands of Gold’ was released in January 2011 to excellent reviews, the Melbourne Age giving it ‘Pick of the Week’ in the A2 lift out.

Grant has now completed his third historical fiction, ‘Daniel’s Destiny’ . Grant has set this latest tale in early Sydney Town, in the year 1806 and throughout the extensive research for this latest effort he has developed a desire to share his knowledge with all who wish to learn.

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