Transform your centre’s playground into a Garden for Wildlife! Children will learn how we can provide a wildlife-friendly habitat in their playground or backyard. This workshop will give children the opportunity to explore a variety of topics including basic needs, natural and man-made habitats, basic food chains, responsible pet ownership, snake awareness and more. Each child will plant a seed for a ‘bee-eautiful’ bee and watch it grow over the next few weeks! It’s each child’s responsibility to ensure it grows.
Children will dig deep down into Mini Beasts and Life in the Undergrowth. Give children the ‘hands-on’ opportunity to explore a variety of topics including features, life cycles, basic food chains, safe mini beasts and more. We have a growing collection of safe Mini Beasts (insects and other invertebrates) for observing and, some, for touching, if you’re brave.
Dive into the wonderful world of water bugs! This workshop will give children the ‘hands-on’ opportunity to explore a variety of topics including features, basic needs, basic food chains, very simple field ecology survey techniques and more. Like ‘real-life Scientists’, children will understand the story that water bugs tell us about waterway health and how we can improve the health of our waterways. We can bring the water bugs to you or meet you at your local water way (with additional supervision assistance from your parent helpers).
Set up a simple recycling system and a worm farm for your centre’s waste. Children will have the ‘hands-on’ opportunity to ‘sort the recycling from the rubbish’ while learning more about recycling and the 3Rs. Children will also observe some compost critters and understand the important role that they play in composting our organic waste and soil health. Empower your children to manage their waste.
Set up a worm farm for organic waste! Give children the opportunity to ‘get their hands dirty’ while exploring the simple science and fun of composting. Discuss compost critters and understand the important role that they play in composting organic waste and soil health. Empower your children to manage their organic waste. Through storytelling, each group will make a ‘special stew’ and receive a ‘cool composting experiment’ to keep and observe over a few weeks.
Plant a Magic Garden at your centre! Through storytelling, children will have the ‘hands-on’ opportunity to explore topics including fruit vs vegetable, parts of a plant, how plants grow, basic needs and more. Each child will plant a magic seed and watch it grow over the next few weeks. It’s each child’s responsibility to ensure it grows.
Feel the energy! Through dance and movement and ‘hands-on’ experiments, children will make different types of energy and learn where it comes from. Children will learn why we need to conserve energy and preserve our resources so we have enough for all, forever. Each group will conduct an ‘excellent energy experiment’ to keep and enjoy.