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Kings Park Education News

Term 4 – 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.

To make a booking for one of our interactive education programs, educational special event, professional learning or an excursion, please book with our Education Bookings Officer on 9480 3638 or email education@bgpa.wa.gov.au.

Nyoongar Boodja - one year, six seasons

Nyoongar Boodja

Join Kings Park Education for a seasonal celebration of local Aboriginal culture. The months of October and November are known as the Kambarang season; a time when the rain fades away and the days get warmer. Abundant wildflowers provide food for insects and other animals. This special program brings together critical elements of History, English, Aboriginal Histories and Cultures and Sustainability from the national curriculum and is suitable for most year levels. This event runs from Tuesday 30 October – Friday 2 November 2012. Bookings are required. Read more…

Solar Powered Life program

Solar Powered Life

With the summer sun on its way, it is the perfect opportunity for your students to explore how plants, animals and people use the sun’s energy. Learn about climate change in the popular Solar Powered Life program and engage in a Climate Watch trail to observe species and collect real data. Teachers receive a Resource Pack that includes an eight week inquiry based education program to support your excursion. Bookings are required. Read more…

Kings Park Theatre Week

Gar Dynna

As the end of term nears and the Christmas festivities begin, join Gar Dynna: Kings Park’s very own wacky gardener, in a fun filled interactive theatre show on all things environmental. Become a super hero weed warrior and help Gar Dynna defeat the wicked weeds who want to take over the garden. Discover his top-ten gardening tips and learn how to be water wise at your school and at home. This fun event runs from Tuesday 20 – Friday 23 November 2012 and is suitable for years PP - Year 4. A great way to celebrate the end of the school year. Bookings are required. Read more…

Kings Park Festival

Festival Art Week

Thousands of local primary school students joined the fun in Wildflower September to celebrate the 2012 Kings Park Festival. The Festival Art Week featured artist-in-residence Dee Jaeger who inspired students to use WA native flora to create unique artworks. The event was a fantastic success with positive feedback from teachers and students alike. The infrequent weather could not dampen the spirits of the 1,500 students who attended the annual Quiz on Legs, with over 30 organisations participating in one of the biggest environmental education events of the year. Be sure to put the Kings Park Festival special school events in your calendar for 2013. Read more…

We look forward to seeing you soon in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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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