Schools Education

Bees are incredibly important for our ecosystem.

It’s estimated that 1/3 of the food we eat is pollination dependent and bees are the most efficient pollinators on the planet.

We’d like to help the next generation of gardeners, scientists, teachers, politicians, parents, farmers and decision makers learn about pollination, food sustainability, the bee life cycle, honey production and how they can help bees in their own backyards.

The Practical Beekeeper’s Primary School Mini Beast incursions are a fun, interactive and easy way to engage kids in science and their environment.

 

SESSION OVERVIEWSchools photos for web

Our kid’s courses are tailored to the age group we are working with and include demonstrations, interactive activities and a whole lot of fun. You can see an example of Benedict teaching and sharing with a school group in this short documentary: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXHEgg-ueOs

To help kids learn we bring with us:

Teachers are asked to remain in the session to help with supervision of the kids.

 

SESSION DETAILS

In each Beekeeping Mini Beast session you and your students will get:

 

SPECIAL CURRICULUM ACTIVITY – Yrs 3&4

A focussed discussion and demonstration about wax, observation of wax melting when heat is applied, plus make a candle to take home.

 

SPECIAL CURRICULUM ACTIVITY – Yrs 5&6

A more in-depth discussion about the properties of honey and an experiment to show how honey is denser than water and oil.

 

BOOKING DETAILS

Maximum 30 kids per session so everyone gets to see, touch, taste and ask questions.

45 minute sessions (can adjust to suit your school timetable)

Up to a maximum of 4 sessions per day, per school

 

PRICES

1 x 45 minute session = $190

2 x 45 minute sessions = $360

3 x 45 minute sessions = $510

4 x 45 minute sessions = $650

Travel costs for visits outside the Melbourne metropolitan area apply.

 

HOW TO BOOK

Fill in our booking form below and we’ll give you a call to discuss all the details.

Alternatively, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call Benedict on 0418 863 884 or email him: benedict@thepracticalbeekeeper.com.au

 

Primary School Incursion Booking Form