Schools Educational Incursion

SCHOOLS EDUCATIONAL INCURSION

Are your students learning about recycling, worm farming and sustainability?

The Wonderful Worm Waste programs are designed to supplement your school’s ongoing waste minimisation programs, and support learning outcomes by directly involving students in a practical and fun way.

The educational post-activity investigation and lesson plans are high quality, curriculum-linked educational resources, and there are opportunities to support inquiry-based learning after the presentation.

Our programs are designed and tailored specifically to early learning to F-2, 3-6, and Grade 7.

The program presentation is one hour packed full of information while totally entertaining the children. Inclusive learning practices are engaged throughout the presentation with plenty of opportunity for each student to interact. Students are encouraged to participate in a Questions and Answers session at the end.

The program introduces children to Animal Science and Technology.

So what’s involved?

The powerpoint presentation covers topics such as:

  • Recycling
  • The role worms play in waste management
  • Worm biology
  • Life cycles
  • Sustainability
  • Threaten native species
  • Mini beasts
  • Gardening

Bookings

  • Standard Class Size (max. 30 children per group)
  • Duration – 1 hour per class
  • Country schools – please contact for a quote.

These incursions are very popular, so get in early to secure your preferred dates!

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Optional Extras: installation of a worm farm and supply worms on the day of your booking. CALL FOR A QUOTE!

Up to 3 sessions can be booked per day and a discount is offered for multiple class bookings. Sessions are 1 hour long.

Travel fees may apply to venues over 20km from Hillarys.

Schools Program

Fantastic hands-on fun!

We supply everything, including heaps of wriggling worms!

The kids can’t wait to roll up their sleeves to handle and observe their worms up close. They will have the opportunity to use magnifying cups to examine worms up close, and for some, this may be a first time experience.

Each student will make their own mini-worm farm to take home and share with family and friends.  The children will also be provided with take home instructions on how to look after their mini worms.

Note: All we ask is for each child to bring along a clear 1.25 ltr soft drink bottle to make the mini worm farm in.

Supporting Teachers – all the work’s been done!

We supply all the resources and equipment on the day.

The teacher resources are comprehensive and map directly to the Australian national curriculum.  Literacy and numeracy is embedded in the resource pack.

You will be supplied with:

  • Worm facts booklet.
  • Curriculum links document.
  • A research project and 2 classroom mini worm farms are included for your experimental projects at school.
  • Plus many activities and lesson plans to choose from to consolidate learning.

Additional Information

OH&S

Prior to the activity, the area will be thoroughly inspected for tripping hazards and any obstacles in the vicinity of the trestle tables.

Trestle tables are of a sturdy construction and are tested to make sure all are locked into place.

The activity will be set up in an undercover area so children and worms are protected from the elements.

Children will be advised to wash hands thoroughly after handling worms and disinfecting hand gel will be supplied for students to use.

Legal

WA Working with children check # 910106 – exp 14/10 2017

Senior First Aid certificate 2016

Public Liability Insurance – current 2016

Cert IV Work Place Training and Assessment 2010

ABN: 2680 4200 817

Recommended Reading

Organic Growing with Worms: A Handbook for a Better Environment by David Murphy