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Kings Park Education News

Term 2 – 2012

Welcome to Kings Park Education

Kings Park Education inspires understanding of Western Australia’s unique plants, people and places and the role we can all play in a sustainable future.

New home for Kings Park Education

Education building exteriorKings Park Education will have a new home this term, with amazing new facilities and programs. The new eco-friendly Kings Park Education centre will provide an exceptional learning environment, along with unique outdoor classrooms and a large community shelter in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park which provide exciting new spaces for outdoor learning. Book a program today and see for yourself.

You can download the 2012 Kings Park Education Program from our website or request a printed booklet from our Bookings Office. Read more...

Book now for new programs

School childrenTwenty new programs linked to the Australian curriculum explore three key learning themes in 2012:

  • Habitats and Ecosystems
  • Plants for Life
  • People and Place

Qualified environmental educators turn the serious business of plants and their conservation into fun, inspiring programs for students of all ages.

Kings Park Education programs draw on the research, expertise and innovation that Kings Park and Botanic Garden is famous for, providing meaningful experiences for every school visit and learning style.

Call the Education Bookings Officer on 9480 3638 or email education@bgpa.wa.gov.au to book your class in today. Hurry, places are filling fast. Read more...

Nyoongar Boodja - one year, six seasons Indigenous festivals

Nyoongar six seasonsCelebrate the six seasons of Nyoongar culture with Kings Park Education.

A series of ‘mini-festivals’ will immerse students in Nyoongar life and celebrate this ancient culture with hands-on, seasonal experiences facilitated by Aboriginal education presenters.

Term 2 dates:
22 – 25 May – Djeran season
26 – 29 June – Makuru season

Visit our website or call the Education Bookings Officer on 9480 3638 or email education@bgpa.wa.gov.au for details of the festival activities on offer. Read more...

Junior Bushcarers making a difference

Junior bushcarersYears 3 – 6 students are invited to join us for Junior Bushcarers on World Environment Day (5 June) or National Tree Day (27 July). Budding environmentalists will plant, weed and learn about the threats facing our bush habitats and the importance of conservation. These 90 minute programs cost $6.00 per student.

Call 9480 3638 or email the Education Bookings Officer on education@bgpa.wa.gov.au to book. Read more...

Quiz on Legs

Quiz on legsJoin us for the biggest environmental education event of the year.

Explore the world of science, society and indigenous culture with more than 30 environmental and sustainability presenters, live theatre and art activities for Quiz on Legs.

When: Wednesday 26 September 2012 from 9.30 am - 2.00 pm
Where: Botanic Garden - Kings Park
Year level: PP – Year 7
Cost: $8.00 per student

Bookings for this very popular event are essential, call 9480 3638 or email education@bgpa.wa.gov.au. Read more…

Join us for a free Sundowner

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park launchPrior to your first class visit to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park we ask that you attend a free Escape to Nature Sundowner. This professional learning session will introduce you to our new education programs and facilities and ensure a safe and fantastic excursion for your class.

Term 2 Sundowner dates are 3 May, 7 June and 5 July 2012 from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm.

All teacher professional learning is free; however bookings are required.

Call 9480 3638 or email education@bgpa.wa.gov.au to reserve your place. Read more…

Meet one of our team

Education co-ordinator - Lisa CollyerLisa Collyer is one of our Education Coordinators and has wealth of experience in regional and metropolitan Western Australian schools over the past twelve years. Lisa is passionate about place-based education and has coordinated many environmental education programs. Read more...

Refer to our website for the calendar of special programs and events.
Core programs
are available for booking throughout the year.

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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