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Kings Park Education News

Term 1 – 2014

Welcome to Kings Park Education

Kings Park Education is the ideal place to teach children about the natural world and their place in it. As winner of the national Banksia Sustainability Award in Education, we are at the leading edge of innovative environmental education.

To make a booking for one of our interactive education programs, special events, professional learning or self-guided excursions, please contact our Education Bookings Officer on (+61 8) 9480 3638 or email education@bgpa.wa.gov.au.

2014 Education Program Cover

Book early in 2014

A big increase in demand for our school programs means places are filling up fast. Hard copies of the 2014 Kings Park Education brochure will be delivered to your school at the start of term 1. An online version is available from our website. Book early to secure your place with WA’s best excursion provider. Additional copies of the brochure are available from the Education Bookings Officer. Read more about Kings Park Education…

What’s on in Term 1

Aboriginal education at Kings Park

Explore Nyoongar culture with two special programs. Nyoongar Boodja (‘Nyoongar country’) explores Djeran: the season of adulthood from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4, April 2014. Join us for a day of activities including storytelling and tool making, all delivered by Aboriginal presenters. Throughout February, enjoy a self-guided tour of the Boodja Gnarning trail and discover traditional plant uses in the Western Australian Botanic Garden. Read more about Boodja Gnarning…


Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

Excursions to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed for maintenance during February 2014, however education programs still run in other venues. Contact the Education Bookings Officer Tuesday - Friday, 8.00 – 3.30 pm. Programs will commence again in Naturescape on Tuesday, 4 March 2014. Reminder: Teachers must attend a free induction to Naturescape prior to their first excursion to this venue. Read more about Excursion Inductions…

Professional Learning for Teachers

Kulunga Katitjin Festival

Teachers planning an excursion to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park for the first time are required to attend a free induction session, held monthly. Come in and familiarise yourself with the area and activities so that your excursion runs smoothly on the day. Customised Professional Learning in the Australian Curriculum areas of Science, History (Aboriginal Cultures) and Geography, and nature play can be designed to meet your schools requirements. Contact the Education Bookings Officer to reserve your place. Read more about Professional Development events…

News in brief

  • Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park and Kings Park Education have won the Education category of the national Banksia Awards, which recognise leaders in innovation and sustainability.
  • Kings Park has won three prestigious Western Australian Tourism Awards, including Major Tourist Attraction, Festivals and Events (for the Kings Park Festival), and the overall Sir David Brand Award for Tourism.

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/kings-park

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