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Term 2 – 2014

Welcome to Kings Park Education

Understanding Western Australia’s unique plants, people and places and the role we all play in a sustainable future.

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.

Nyoongar know-howNyoongar Boodja

Celebrate the season of ‘Makaru’. Join our mini-festival of Nyoongar Boodja from 17 to 20 June to explore local Aboriginal culture. Cool weather and the first rains mark the start of Makaru – one of the six Nyoongar seasons. In this season, we make traditional tools around the campfire, learn about bush medicines and have fun with many more hands-on activities with Aboriginal presenters. Read more about Nyoongar Boodja...

Child versus WildChild versus Wild

Build a shelter, find drinking water, learn essential first-aid, set a safe campfire and make damper. Students from Years 3 to 7 will master these bush skills and more in our fantastic Child versus Wild education program – only available in Terms 2 and 3. Read more about Child versus Wild...

 

Kulunga Katitjin Festival

Kulunga Katitjin Festival

Join our most popular day of the year for schools on 17 September 2014. See more than 30 amazing presenters in action, with wildlife displays, Aboriginal activities, live music and performances, craft activities and science presentations for primary students of all ages and interests. Join us for a great day of fun to celebrate local Aboriginal culture, science and sustainability. Places are limited, book now. Read more about the Kulunga Katitjin Festival...

Kings Park EducationTake a fresh look at the curriculum with us

Kings Park Education provides teachers with professional development which is tailored to meet the Australian curriculum. We offer up-to-date knowledge and practical expertise for excursions and classroom learning that won’t be found elsewhere in Perth. We are currently offering sessions in:
- Aboriginal life (History)
- Nature play and the outdoor classroom (Science)
- Mastering inquiry based learning

Contact us to discuss the professional development needs of your staff.

What teachers are sayingTapping Sticks

‘All of the content was very relevant to Australian curriculum. It is a great way to add to children’s understanding, interest and lifelong learning. Children loved getting into the bush … ‘hands-on’ is the best teacher. Thank you to presenters and all staff- all so friendly and helpful.’ Goollelal Primary School, Nyoongar Boodja program, April 2014

‘Interactive activities, hands on, well-organised with great explanations. The activities were perfect. Great to be able to relate the activities back to their classroom learning.’ Perth Montessori School, Child versus Wild program, June 2013

Feel inspired? Read more about the value of nature play and outdoor learning in the research report 'Beyond Blue to Green' on Deakin University's website.

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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