Travelbugs Mobile Mini-beasts: Careers in Science - Biology, Zoology, Entomology


Ideal for High School students, this workshop hopes to inspire students to consider the amazing career choices available in the field of Science, in particular Entomology, Zoology, Biology and other natural sciences. Live invertebrates are used during this workshop to inspire students into pursuing a career or hobby in science or other possible avenues such as design, nature photography, forensic or medical entomology, forest industries or maybe even pest control! 

Students are given an exciting hands-on experience with a variety of live harmless creatures, preserved specimens and biofacts. At every workshop, we  exhibit a wide variety of live invertebrate mini-beasts including various large and colourful species of stick insects, giant burrowing cockroaches, preying mantis, millipedes, centipedes, crickets, mealworms, scorpions, spiders, beetles and more and allow supervised handling of harmless mini-beasts and over 200 preserved biofacts including embedded and dried insects, shells, starfish, corals, sponges, sea urchin, eggs, egg cases, skins, wings, cocoons etc.

Jacqui Love, the presenter, has over 20 years experience in this field, including 10 years as a keeper at Taronga Zoo. This program was the recipient of the Frater Award for Excellence within the NSW DET Performances for Schools Program in 2004 and 2006.

Each session includes a 1 hour interactive demonstration + 20min Hands-on Discovery session per class. Formats are flexible however.

This organisation won the PinS Award in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 @ 2017

Cost per person: 


Min cost/audience:

Min $500 / 50 students for Sydney Metro Area

School years suitable: 

K - 12


Travelbugs Mobile Mini-beasts


Jacqui Love


(02) 4787 6362