Travelbugs Mobile Mini-beasts: Invertebrate Biology & Ecology, food webs, food chains and conservation

Description:

Ideal for High School students, this workshops looks closely at how animals survive and thrive within our environments. We examine how their body structures, feeding and behaviours make them some of the most dominant of all the animals. We also look at why so many are threatened or becoming endangered.

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: 

$10

Min cost/audience:

Min $500 / 50 students for Sydney Metro Area

School years suitable: 

K - 12

Company:

Travelbugs Mobile Mini-beasts

Contact: 

Jacqui Love

Phone:

(02) 4787 6362

Email:

info@mini-beasts.com

Website:

www.mini-beasts.com