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Kings Park Education News

Welcome to the Kings Park Education quarterly e-newsletter

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a fantastic place for schools to visit all year round. We offer a wide range of education programs led by experienced education officers, exciting self-guided walks and special events for students from kindergarten to tertiary.

2012 Education brochure cover

Kings Park Education is growing in 2012

The new eco-friendly Kings Park Education Centre is due to open in May 2012 so stay tuned for more details. The new Education Programs Brochure is coming soon and will be available for download from our website.

Theatre in Kings Park from 27 – 30 March 2012

Join in the fun of Kings Park Theatre week with two fantastic shows in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park:

The Great Aussie Garden Theatre Show

Gar Dynna in Kings Park

Join Gar Dynna, Kings Park’s very own wacky gardener, in a fun-filled interactive theatre show. Become a super hero Weed Warrior to help Gar Dynna defeat the wicked weeds who want to take over the garden, and discover his ‘blooming’ good top-ten gardening tips.

Professor Biodiversity Saves the Day

A ‘mad-cap’ theatre experience to inspire the budding scientist in all students. Students take a journey back to the future with Professor Biodiversity - ‘Super Scientist,’ in an attempt to save some of the last surviving plants from extinction.

Make your booking for these fun-filled shows today - call the Education Bookings Officer on 9480 3638.
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Professor Biodiversity in Kings Park

Term 1 Education Programs filling fast

Beat the heat this summer and make the cool, shaded lawns of the Western Australian Botanic Garden the destination for your next excursion.

From Little Seeds Big Trees Grow (Years K – 2)

Follow the journey of a tiny seed as it grows into a forest giant.

This fascinating and fun role-play highlights the lifecycle of a Marri tree. Students will be immersed in the animated story of a tiny seed that grows to produce flowers and seeds for the next generation. Along the way, students will discover the parts of the tree, its basic needs and relationships with animals.

Bizarre Botanicals (Years 3 – 7)

Investigating biodiversity and plant adaptations.

Discover plants that have natural sunblock, flowers that smell like old socks, leaves with protective prickles and seeds that fly like helicopters… it’s all very bizarre!  Students will learn how plants attract pollinators, protect themselves and disperse their seeds.

From Firesticks to Fireworks (Years 3 – 7)

Travel through time.

Learn about the remarkable history of Kings Park and its central role in Perth’s history.  Students will visit Beedawong (meeting place) where they will explore Aboriginal life and consider the nature of contact between Nyoongar people, early European explorers and the Swan River Colony settlers.

Lotterywest Federation Walkway, Kings Park

Wildflowers and Walkways (Years 3 – Tertiary)

Tour the Western Australian Botanic Garden.

Venture out on a guided walk through the spectacular Botanic Garden.  Experience the panoramic views while discovering the fascinating stories behind this iconic landmark – its people, plants and animals.

All Kings Park Education programs are linked to the Australian Curriculum. Core programs are supported with Teacher Resource Packs for classroom use.

 

Book now for Term 2

Trillian, Education Bookings Officer

Contact the Education Bookings Officer on 9480 3638. Trillian is the dedicated contact point for Education Bookings. Her experience and enthusiasm makes her a welcome addition to the Education Team. Call Trillian Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8.00 am - 4.00 pm to make an Education Program booking. Contact Trillian...

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park reopening 1 March 2012

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a great place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment. A dedicated education zone provides school students with a number of outdoor classrooms. Read more...

Professional Learning for Teachers

Prior to your class visit to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, teachers are required to attend an Escape to Nature Sundowner. Meet with the Kings Park Education Team, have your questions answered and explore the Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. Sundowners are held from 4.00 - 6.00 pm on the first Thursday of each month. Contact the Education Booking Officer to reserve your place for the upcoming dates: Thursday 1 March and Thursday 5 April. Read more...

Tips for a great excursion

  • Consider what you want the class to get out of their visit.
  • Contact the Education Booking Officer to make a booking.
  • Read your Booking Confirmation and refer to your map.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the session.
  • Factor in morning tea and lunch breaks around your booked lesson time.
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Kings Park Education, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authoriy
Fraser Avenue, West Perth, Western Australia 6005
Tel (08) 9480 3652 • Fax (08) 9480 3601 • Email education@bgpa.wa.gov.au
www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/education

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