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Mighty Minibeasts

Australian Environmental Education

Discover the world of Minibeasts!

From worms on the ground, to the insects in the air and the jellyfish in the sea minibeasts are all around us.

Kids will be introduced to a range of different invertebrates who fulfil key roles in our environment.

Become minibeast experts in this informative, inventive and entertaining workshop!

Highlights

  • Have a presentation on different groups of invertebrates
  • Look at some of the clues that invertebrates leave behind
  • Learn about different invertebrate life cycles
  • See live invertebrates

What's included?

  • A fun, hands on incursion where children will explore the diverse world of invertebrates
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

Virtual Option

What is provided:

  • An interactive activity delivered via Zoom.
  • Your Zoom link and instructions on how to connect will be sent to you before your session starts.
  • Each Virtual Experience can be custom tailored for your group.

What you will need to provide:

  • Access to Zoom.
  • For large groups a big screen would be ideal, and a laptop or tablet for small groups.

For Schools

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

Science and Technology K – 6

Skills

Students develop and apply skills in:

  • scientific inquiry through the process of working scientifically
  • design and production processes in the development of solutions

Knowledge and understanding

Students develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • the natural world including living things and Earth
  • the built environment
  • how digital technologies represent data

Human Society and its Environment HSIE

Students:

  • 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

Students:

  • apply geographical tools for geographical inquiry
  • develop skills to acquire, process and communicate geographical information

Facilitator Profile

Karen Player founded Australian Environmental Education in 2019 to help parents and teachers deliver Environmental Education programs.

Australian Environmental Education offers incursions and video conferences that are hands on, interactive and designed to inspire your students about the natural world.

Karen has a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Environmental Education from Macquarie University.

Karen previously worked at the Australian Museum for over 20 years during which time she delivered high quality onsite and offsite educational programs..

In 2009, Karen began focusing on digital delivery of programs across Australian and is the co-founder of Virtual Excursion Australia.

Karen’s passion is developing and delivering Environmental Education programs.  Karen is an advocate of hands on learning and has developed a range of programs to make learning natural science easy.

Karen has developed Education programs and Learning resources for several award winning programs and exhibitions including Museum in a Box®, Museum2you and the Citizen Science Projects StreamWatch and FrogID.

Qualifications:

  • BSc Physical Geography and Environmental Science – Macquarie University.
  • Masters Environmental Education – Macquarie University.
  • Current Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurances.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • National Police Check

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