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Term 3 – 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.

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. Only a few places remain, so don’t miss out. Book now.

Derbal Yerrigan YarningDerbal Yerrigan Yarning (Pre-K – Foundation)

A new program for young students, Derbal Yerrigan Yarning, looks at the traditional way of life of the first inhabitants of the Swan River area. Discover how Nyoongar people used plants and animals to meet their needs, how knowledge was passed on through oral traditions, the roles of women and men, and the story of the Rainbow Serpent, who is said to have made the fresh water ways and hills of Perth. This interactive 45 minute program meets Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework outcomes and is complemented by free nature-based play in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. Book now.

Science of Conservation (Year 11 – 12)Science of Conservation

This specialised program for Biological Science students explores ecosystems, biodiversity and sustainability, continuity of species and offers a glimpse of what it’s like to work as a biologist. Students learn about species, genetic and ecosystem diversity and conservation with hands-on plant identification, seed collection, processing and propagation methods. They will take a behind-the scenes tour of Kings Park’s plant science laboratories and the WA Seed Technology Centre to meet working scientists to discuss current scientific techniques and case studies. Book now.

Thinker in ResidenceThinker in Residence

Dr Michael Ungar, an internationally recognised expert in strengthening resilience in children, presented a talk at Kings Park Education in May while he was in Perth as ‘Thinker in Residence’ for the Commissioner for Children and Young People. Dr Ungar’s presentation re-enforced the importance of giving children a ‘risk-taker’s advantage’ by allowing them to learn through their own experiences and responsibilities. Dr Ungar praised Kings Park for breaking down barriers in controlled learning by creating spaces such as Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. 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/kings-park

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