School Programs

Meet the Locals

Outreach: Available as an outreach program.
Years: K-2

Get up close and personal with our native wildlife. A highly interactive introduction to the biology, habits and dreaming stories of creatures such as the Kwilla (dolphin), the Yonga (kangaroo) and many more. Full list on website.

Curriculum links: Biodiversity; Environment.

 

Beach Walk Discoveries

Outreach: Available as an outreach program.
Years: K-2

Join us at the beach to discover unique and unusual sea life. Discover native beach foods and learn how to find fresh water.

Curriculum links: Biodiversity; Environment.

 

Pirate Mania

Years: K-2

Prepare yourself for some skulduggery. Hunt for treasure, swab the decks and say “Aaargh!”

Curriculum links: Maritime History.

 

We Dig Dinosaurs

Outreach: Available as an outreach program.
Years: K-2

Dig, chisel and discover hidden fossils. Learn how to survey a grid and identify your finds.

Graduate as a junior palaeontologist, and you might take home a real fossil for your school!

Curriculum links: Biodiversity; Environment.

 

Farm Life

Years: K-2

Go back in time to experience life on WA’s first farm at Old Farm Strawberry Hill.

Curriculum links: WA History.

 

Who Dunnart?*

Years: 3-7

Use forensic science to solve our wildlife murder mystery.

Curriculum links: Biodiversity; Environment.

 

Look What They’ve Done to My Mummy!

Years: 3-7

Discover the mysteries of ancient Egyptian art of mummification.

Curriculum links: Ancient History.

 

Caring for Boodja* (Land)

Years: 3-7

We explore Minang bush tucker, tool making, Koornt (shelter) building, the six seasons and sustainability through ancient practices.

Curriculum links: Aboriginal Culture; Science and Technology.

 

Sydney to Sound

Years: 3-7

Live the life of a convict sent to King George Sound to start the first European settlement in Western Australia and learn how they met the Minang people for the first time.

Curriculum links: Maritime History; Maritime Archaeology.

 

The First Farm

Years: 3-7

Barmup (marri tree place) became the first farm in WA. Experience life as an early settler at Old Farm Strawberry Hill. Discover how Minang peoples also used this site.

Curriculum links: WA History.

 

WWI Schoolroom

Years: 3-7

Discover what a country school was like during the Great War 1914-1918 and how children helped the war effort.

Curriculum links: History.

 

Crabapple’s Classroom

Years: 3-7

Discover what school was like for your great-grandparents.

Curriculum links: WA History.

 

Keeping in Touch

Years: 3-7

Discover communication during WWI, using morse code and semaphore. Why were letters from loved ones considered to be the greatest gift for soliders?
 

Curriculum links: WA History.