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UNE Discovery Voyager @ NERAM

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

$6.50 – $8.50

NERAM is excited to partner with UNE Discovery who are providing two interactive, curriculum-aligned activities grounded in science but limited only by your imagination.

Creatively explore one or both activities curated as part of our Art of Nature exhibition, which showcases the collaboration between ourselves and UNE’s Natural History Museum.

Date | Sunday 7 August 2022

Year level | K-10

Cost | $6.50 Friends of NERAM and Culture Club members/ $8.50 general admission

Venue | NERAM

Bookings are essential

Activities 

Plants, Poop and Pollinators | 10am & 12:30pm

Although they are only pint-sized, insects and other invertebrates include some of the most diverse and important groups of animals on the planet. Insects provide essential ecosystem services such as pollination and nutrient recycling, and are crucial to our own survival. This activity explores the physical and behavioural features of invertebrates, and investigates the ecosystem services (and disservices) that they provide. Students will use stereo microscopes to observe beneficial and pest insects, and then play the dung beetle game, exploring how insects recycle nutrients in the environment (Yr K-6); or navigate the Museum grounds and Black Gully in search of some of these marvellous creatures (Yr 7-10)!

Living Latin | 11am & 1:30pm

There are millions of plants and animals on our planet, and scientists organise living things into different groups based on physical similarities to make sense of their function and evolution. These groups are given standardised names, making it easy for scientists all over the world to identify and properly classify plants and animals no matter what language they speak or where in the world they live. In this activity we look at what physical and behavioural features may be used to categorise animals, and learn some Latin words often used by scientists in naming them. Students make their own imaginary animal, name it according to Linnaeus’ Latin binomial system, and give it a character, habitat and story.

 

 

Terms and Conditions

    • A minimum number of students is required for the program to proceed, please book and pay before 4pm Thursday 4 August 2022  to ensure the program goes ahead.
    • As programs run on minimum numbers once bookings close, we are unable to offer refunds.
    • If the program does not proceed, you will be refunded any cash amount.

Image: UNE Discovery Voyager 2022

Details

Date:
August 7
Time:
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cost:
$6.50 – $8.50
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