School Programs

Life In The Early Goldfields

Years: K - 2

How was life in the Early Goldfields different to now?

Explore what life was like for people in the Early Goldfields through interactive activities such as washing clothes and playing olden days games.

Curriculum links: WA History.

Innovative and Hand Made

Years: 2 - 3

How have everyday items and toys changed from the Olden Days?

Discover how everyday items were reused and given another lease on life in the late 1800’s. Explore toy making and other useful items.

Curriculum links: WA History.

We Dig Dinosaurs

Years: K - 3

How do we know everything that we know about dinosaurs?

Reveal, reconstruct and investigate fossils and other prehistoric evidence, just like a real palaeontologist.

Curriculum links: Palaeontology.

Woodland Wonders

Years: K - 3

What happens to our native species when their environment is affected?

Discover some of Australia’s animals and explore the importance of the Great Western Woodlands and the need to protect this environment, through story telling.

Curriculum links: Biodiversity; Environment.

Let’s Make Christmas

Years: K - 3
Availability: November and December

How did people in the early days of Kalgoorlie celebrate Christmas?

Enjoy a trip back to the days of early Kalgoorlie as you get ready for the Festive Season with home made decorations and preparations.

Curriculum links: Biodiversity; Environment.

Life In The Early Goldfields

Years: 4 - 7

How was life in the Early Goldfields different to now?

Explore what life was like for people in the Early Goldfields through interactive activities such as washing clothes and playing olden days games.

Curriculum links: WA History.

Innovative and Hand Made

Years: 4 - 7

How have everyday items and toys changed from the Olden Days?

Discover how everyday items were reused and given another lease on life in the late 1800’s. Explore toy making and other useful items.

Curriculum links: WA History.

Fossil Forensics

Years: 4 - 7

How can palaeontology evidence reveal information about an extinct animal?

Help solve a prehistoric puzzle through a hands on investigation of a unique Australian fossil.

Curriculum links: Palaeontology.

Life In The Early Goldfields

Years: 8 - 10

How was life in the Early Goldfields different from now?

Discover the lifestyle of the early Goldfields. Rediscover how thrifty and clever the people were, making best use of what they had.

Curriculum links: WA History.

Footprints of the past

Years: 8 - 10

Investigate the ways recycling takes place in the home and elsewhere.

Have our recycling efforts made a difference? What effects have our actions had on the environment?

Curriculum links: History; Environment.