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Kings Park Education News

Term 2 – 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, special events, professional learning or an excursion, please contact our Education Bookings Officer on 9480 3638 or email education@bgpa.wa.gov.au.

Calling all budding artists

Kings Park festival poster competition entryThe Kings Park Festival Poster Competition is on again in 2013 with the new theme ‘Nyoongar Country’. The competition is open to all Western Australian school children and makes a great project for art classes. The best entries will be exhibited throughout the State Botanic Garden during the Kings Park Festival which attracts more than half a million visitors in September. Also don’t forget to save Friday 20th September in your calendar for Kings Park Education’s special Festival event. Read more…

Wetlands in the Curriculum - Professional Learning

School children in the Water Corporation WetlandWA teachers are invited to a free practical session on wetland and river ecosystems. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 from 4.00 pm in the Water Corporation Wetland, Kings Park and co-hosted by Ribbons of Blue. Hands-on activities such as water quality testing, invertebrate sampling, classroom lessons with complementary field work, Science and Geography activities and much more will be included. Teaching resources will be provided, with a focus on sustainability as a new cross curricular priority. Registrations are essential. Read more…

Nyoongar Boodja booking fast for Term 2

School children at a Nyoongar Boodja eventThe popular Nyoongar Boodja event is back in Term 2 after a total sell-out in Term 1. Experience this seasonal celebration of local Aboriginal culture with the Nyoongar Boodja; Makuru event held from Tuesday, 4 until Friday, 7 July. Makuru is the season when the rain and cold weather returns, prompting the migration of people to inland hunting areas. Students will learn how tools were made for hunting, how kangaroo skins were used for clothing and much more. 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. Read more…

Celebrate World Environment Day with us

Aboriginal presenters teach school children about fireCelebrate World Environment Day this June with Kings Park Education. ‘Child vs Wild’ will test students’ bush survival skills and teach basic survival needs in the Australian bush. Packed with hands-on activities, the session will include building shelters, making safe campfires, navigating and preparing food. It will be held in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park and is linked to Science and Sustainability subjects in the Australian curriculum. Child vs Wild runs from Tuesday, 4 until Friday, 7 June and is suitable for Years 5 to 9. Read more…

Leading the way in environmental education

School girl studying insectsKings Park Education is developing its reputation as a leader in environmental education, following the launch of its new programs and spectacular facilities in 2012. With a growing demand for quality environmental and Indigenous programs such as Nyoongar Boodja, the energetic team of qualified educators has strengthened its ‘learning by doing’ approach with strong links to the new Australian curriculum. For more reasons why your school should visit Kings Park Education, contact the Education Bookings Officer.

Facebook Fun

For fun flora and fauna facts, amazing nature photos, great ideas of things to do outdoors with kids and the latest information about our Education activities, follow Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park on Facebook. 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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