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Kings Park Education News

Term 1 – 2013

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 contact our Education Bookings Officer on 9480 3638 or email education@bgpa.wa.gov.au.

2013 Kings Park Education brochure

2013 Kings Park Education brochure now available

Get ready for a fun-filled school year in 2013 with Kings Park Education. Join us for a great selection of new programs, special events and favourite activities where students can investigate and appreciate natural bushland, wetland and parkland areas using inquiry-based learning. Look out for the 2013 brochure in the school mail or contact the Education Bookings Officer to request a copy. Read more…

New program for PP - 2: Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot

Chunyart and the Cheeky ParrotDiscover how Aboriginal people used the bush for food, tools, clothing and medicine as students follow the ancient story of a young Nyoongar boy. Investigate family structures, explore bush plants, play traditional games and use Aboriginal symbols to share personal stories of family and place. A fantastic program for PP - 2 aged school children, the presentation is complemented by the new Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot storybook written by Alton Walley. Read more…

Free Professional Learning for Teachers

Professional LearningJoin Kings Park Education for one of the free, monthly excursion inductions to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, Kings Park’s new education facilities and the 2013 program. Attendance is essential for all teachers planning their first excursion to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, to ensure the best possible experience for your class and visitor safety. Contact us to learn how to design your own Professional Learning session to suit your needs or find out more on workshops offered in Kings Park this school year. 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…

What's On in Term One

Nyoongar Boodja: DjeranStart the school year off right with one of the fantastic programs on offer from Kings Park Education this April. Enjoy a seasonal celebration of local Aboriginal culture with the Nyoongar Boodja; Djeran event held from Tuesday, 2 – Friday, 5 April. Led by Aboriginal education presenters, this 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.

Art pieces with Dee JaegerFor the creatively minded, don’t miss Art Week at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, running from Tuesday, 9 – Friday, 12 April. Themed, ‘From Seed to Leaf’, the workshops celebrate the unique Western Australian flora that makes Kings Park a special place. Led by local, ceramic artist in residence; Dee Jaeger, students will design their own flora inspired art works and experiment with metal shim embossing techniques. Bookings are required for both events. 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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