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Kings Park Education Newsletter

 

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Yours sincerely,
Charlotte Vaughan
Education Officer

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Kings Park Education Newsletter - Term 1, 2011

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a fantastic place for schools to visit at anytime of the year. Kings Park Education will add significant value to your excursion with quality curriculum based programs. The 2011 Kings Park Education brochure is out now, offering a wide range of exciting education programs and special events for all students from Kindergarten to Tertiary levels.

What's New for 2011

Aboriginal Cultural Programs

Kings Park Education - Aboriginal Cultural Programs.Kings Park Education is delighted to introduce the brand new Aboriginal cultural program for schools Wadjuk Wandering, presented by Kings Park’s Aboriginal Cultural Education Officer. Wajduk Wandering offers four programs, one for each age group, that explore different aspects of Nyoongar culture and strongly reflect National Curriculum content. Read more...

Early Childhood and Early Adolescence Programs

Kings Park Education brochure is available on the BGPA website.For Early Childhood students there are two new programs: Bushland Friends - a dramatised story in which young students are introduced to some of Kings Park’s native animals and plants; and, the self-guided program Flora Explorer, with easy to follow fun activities to help young students to explore nature.

Two new programs for Early Adolescence students: Life of Plants - a snap shot of Western Australian flora, guides students in the use of macro-photography for field work; and, the self-guided Memorials and Memories Trail, exploring the history of Kings Park and Western Australia. Further information about Kings Park Education is available on our website. Read more...

Special Programs and Events in 2011

Kings Park Theatre - Professor Bio Diversity.Kick off the year with Kings Park Theatre (21 - 25 March), a fun and memorable way to learn about science and the environment. You can hunt for missing bush treasures, discover how to create a water-wise garden or meet Kings Park’s ‘Super Scientist’ Professor Biodiversity. Just before Easter, get creative with Textile Artist Louise Snook (4 - 8 April), who will inspire students to create some funky flora of their own.

In Term 2, we celebrate traditional Nyoongar culture with the opening of our new Bush Tucker Trail 'Boodja Gnaring' (9 May). Don’t miss our special World Environment Day program Biodiversity in a Bag (30 May - 3 June) which encourages students to explore Kings Park’s rich biodiversity.

Throughout the month of September, the 2011 Kings Park Festival takes centre stage with a range of special programs that celebrate the importance of trees in our lives, marking the UN International Year of Forests. The Festival Poster Exhibition 'Life is Better With Trees' is free to enter and open to all WA students. Please email for more details.

Kings Park’s Education Artist in Residence, Louise Snook, will be facilitating Tree Dress-up Week (12 - 16 September), as the Festival culminates on Wednesday 28 September with the annual ‘Quiz on Legs – Celebrating Trees for Life’. Involving more than 20 leading environmental education organisations, this colourful and vibrant event engages students in interactive and fun activities that highlight the interdependence of living things and promote the importance of a sustainable future for all.

Water Corporation Wetland in Rio Tinto Naturescape in Kings Park.At the end of the year, we open the gates for a sneak peak of Kings Park’s eagerly awaited new play space – Rio Tinto Naturescape in Kings Park, where students will have the opportunity to explore the brand new Water Corporation Wetland as part of Kings Park Education’s new environmental education program (17 - 23 October). We finish a very busy year with another chance to catch Kings Park Theatre (31 October – 4 November) and culminate with the grand finale ‘An Ancient Adventure – Escape To Lycopod Island’ in Synergy Parkland (5 - 9 December). Read more…

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We look forward to your participation in the Kings Park Education Programs in 2011.

 

Kings Park Education, Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fraser Avenue, West Perth, WA 6005
Tel: (08) 9480 3652 Fax: (08) 9480 3601
www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/education
 
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