Minibeasts

School Incursion

In Western Australia invertebrates such as insects and spiders make up 80% of all our animals, and without them humankind would struggle to survive

In this hands-on workshop children will be introduced to a range of different invertebrates who fulfill key roles in the environment such as pollinators and decomposers. Sessions can be tailored to suit your requirements, and can include a variety of topics including classification, life cycles, adaptation, food chains, habitat requirements, conservation and threatened species.

Students will be able to interact up close with a range of mini-beasts including stick insects, giant burrowing cockroaches, beetles, caterpillars and more. Students will also learn how crucial invertebrates are for creating healthy soil ecosystems through observing soil and compost samples.

Eco Action can bring Minibeasts to your school or event. Request a booking online.

Incursion Includes

  • Interactive talk
  • Hands on interaction with the friendly mini-beasts
  • Observation of display boards and mini-beasts that cannot be held
  • Colouring and art activities (for lower years)
Early Learning- Year 12
1 hour
Prices for Education
Curriculum Links

Eco Action tailors the workshop according to the age of the students

Incursion FAQs

Incursions can be tailored to suit all year levels including Early Learning up to High School, however we recommend you speak with us prior to booking your incursion so that we can advise if the activity is suitable for your year level and your region.

This is dependent on the activity but generally all we require is a secure indoor space such as a classroom, hall or other suitably sized space. We can work outdoors as long as there is some cover.

Our Mini-beats include: 3 species of stick insects, Giant burrowing cockroach, Beetles, Scorpions, Spiders, Slaters, Millipedes, Snails, Worms. Our Amphibians include: Magnificent Green Tree Frogs and Tadpoles.  Our Reptiles include: Stimson’s python, and Blue tongue lizard.

Yes all staff have Working with Children Checks, First Aid/OSH training and are fully insured.

School Curriculum Links

Minibeasts

Year Science Cross Curriculum Priority
1 Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017) Sustainability
1 Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211) Sustainability
2 Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030) Sustainability
3 Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073) Sustainability
4 Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072 ) Sustainability
4 Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073) Sustainability
5 Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
6 The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094) Sustainability
7 Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs (ACSSU112) Sustainability
9 Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176) Sustainability
9-10 Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to collect and record data systematically and accurately (ACSIS200) Sustainability
  Visual Arts
Foundations-

Year 2

 

Use and experiment with different materials,

techniques, technologies and processes to make

artworks (ACAVAM107)

 

3

 

 Use and experiment with different materials,

techniques, technologies and processes to make

artworks (ACAVAM107)

 

3-4 Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks (ACAVAM111)
5-6 Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)

 

6-7 Practise techniques and processes to enhance representation of ideas in their art-making (ACAVAM121)
7-8 Practise techniques and processes to enhance representation of ideas in their art-making (ACAVAM121)
9-10 Develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter (ACAVAM127)
9-10 Plan and design artworks that represent artistic intention (ACAVAM128)

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