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The Insectarium

$495 ex GST

75 minutes

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Workshop Details

Welcome to The Insectarium STEM Workshop


Are you ready to introduce your students to the captivating world of insects? Our Insectarium STEM Workshop is designed for teachers and early childhood educators, offering an immersive, hands-on experience that aligns perfectly with the EYLF, MTOP, and Australian Curriculum.



Explore the World of Creepy Crawlies

The Insectarium delves into the fascinating realm of insects, providing children with the unique opportunity to observe and interact with a variety of creatures. Students will have the chance to look at and hold a variety of insects and mini beasts. Please be mindful that these are living creatures and have differing lifespans, mini beasts can vary depending on seasons, temperature and other varying factors. Some insects that might be viewed might be spiders, scorpions, millipedes, stick insects, giant cockroaches and centipedes, expanding children's understanding of entomology and the diverse roles these creatures play in our ecosystem.


Hands-On Learning and Teamwork

Our workshop is designed to foster teamwork and apply STEM principles in a fun, engaging way. Using the concept of engineering, children will collaborate to construct an insect enclosure to house two spiny leaf insects. The fastest team will have their enclosure kept by the centre, along with the spiny leaf insects (seasonal).




Curriculum Integration

The Insectarium STEM Workshop is carefully crafted to align with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), My Time, Our Place (MTOP), and the Australian Curriculum. Our activities and resources are designed to meet educational standards while providing an exciting and interactive learning experience.


Important Information

Booking Note: Please advise at the time of booking if you do not wish to keep the insects, and an alternative activity will be provided.

Stick Insects: These low-maintenance pets do not require a licence to keep and exhibit in NSW, ACT, or QLD.


Care Instructions: We provide all necessary equipment to care for your insects; all you need to do is provide fresh gum leaves.


Insect Care Support: If you no longer wish to care for your insects, please contact us, and we will happily look after them for the rest of their lives.



Workshop Inclusions:

  • 1 x Workshop (approximately 75 minutes)

  • 1 x STEM Presenter

  • Class STEM project to keep

  • Resources for up to 30 children, contact us about additional pricing for larger groups

  • 1 x Risk Assessment

  • 1 x PDF Educator Resource (includes Snapshot of workshop, Analysis of Learning, Follow on activity ideas and links to EYLF or MTOP, Australian Curriculum and the NQF)


Workshop Requirements

  • Access to an electrical power outlet

  • Access to water tap

  • Access to tables and chairs

  • Chair for presenter


 

Suitable for ages:

This workshop is suitable for 2-5 years and 5-12 years.


Why Choose Beyond the Beanstalk?

 

Expert Guidance:

Benefit from our 20 years of experience in delivering exceptional educational programmes.

Hands-On Exploration:

Our workshops offer engaging, hands-on activities that foster STEM learning in a fun and interactive way.

 

Comprehensive Support:

Educators receive all necessary resources and support to facilitate learning and ensure a seamless workshop experience.

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