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Invertebrate Safari - Stage 1

Invertebrates are everywhere! Students explore different habitats in the Botanic Gardens to find these amazing creatures, observe their external features and discover how they change as they grow. Plus they’ll get hands-on creating an invertebrate from natural materials to take home. 

Learning Activities

  • Students investigate pond life using dipnets to collect water invertebrates and observe their features and life changes. 
  • Students conduct a bug hunt to investigate which land invertebrates live in the Botanic Gardens and use ID charts to identify and describe what they find. 
  • Students meet our resident stick-insects, learn about their amazing features and life cycle and create an invertebrate using clay and loose parts. 

Stages

Stage 1

Location

Visitor Centre

Duration

2 hours

Cost

Click here. Minimum charges apply. Discounts apply for full day programs!

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Key Content
Students: 
  • describe the external features of a variety of invertebrates they find in the Botanic Gardens 
  • identify and group land invertebrates using their external features, for example: worms, insects and spiders 
  • identify that invertebrates live in different places that suit their needs 
  • explore how water and land invertebrates change and have offspring similar to themselves 
  • use field work techniques to safely and responsibility collect animals for observation 
Syllabus Outcomes

Focus Syllabus Outcomes 

SCIENCE - Living World
  • describes observable features of living things and their environments ST1-4LW-S   

Supported Syllabus Outcomes 

SCIENCE - Working Scientifically   
  • observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas ST1-1WS-S  
Contact Us
For more information on our programs please contact us on programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au 

Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.

               

We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.