Butterfly Skye's and the Bugshops Creepy Creature Zoo & Butterfly Experience has presentations suitable for pre-schools and child care centers, primary school, secondary schools, parties and community groups. Please scroll down to find the information you need and contact us for prices and availability.
Our award winning educational programs include minibeasts, butterflies and edible insects (future food).
Our portable butterfly house activity with real live butterflies is available for all school types around Australia
We have embraced technology! And now you can Skype with us for your edible insect incursion. If you are learning about FUTURE FOOD, we will send real edible insects to you for your smartboard experience. See our website Edible Bug Shop for more detailed information.
School incursions are an excellent way for children to learn about key areas of the syllabus while having fun. All incursions are adapted to year level and cover outcomes included in school syllabus. The presentations are conducted by our experienced educators.
Included in the package;
A tailored presentation to suit your needs
40 minute presentation all about invertebrates customised to suit your topic.
Hands on learning
The students get to view and handle a variety of Creepy Creatures (invertebrates) from our Mobile Creepy Creature Zoo
Teachers are supplied with handouts to photocopy with follow up activities, lesson plans and worksheets to assist in retention of information by students
Normally the presentation is suitable for a maximum of 25-30 students (in each session). This gives everyone a chance to participate and several presentations can be conducted in a day. The presenter will bring with them everything that they need and everything is completely portable so that the presenter can move between classrooms.
Invertebrate Creatures that are in the Creepy Creature Zoo include;
Goliath Stick Insects
Giant Burrowing Cockroaches
Spiny Leaf Insects
Bird Eating Spiders
AND MUCH MORE!!
Information in the presentation is suitable for many topics including minibeasts, hot and cold, the need for shelter, ecosystems and life cycles. The Mobile Creepy Creature Zoo is available in Sydney, Blue Mountains, The Illawarra, Batemans Bay, Central Coast NSW, Mid North Coast NSW, Coffs Harbour, Armidale as well as Adelaide, as well as other areas by application. Interstate and rural inquiries are welcome.
Discounts are available if you purchase a Butterfly Skye's- Creature Kit with any presentation booked.
The cost of the presentation is calculated on a per child basis, so if more classes participate in the presentation, the price will be less per student.
Preschool & Daycare
BUTTERFLY SKYE'S MOBILE CREEPY CREATURE ZOO also has a fantastic program aimed at preschool ages children. The presentation is conducted by an experienced and qualified educator and is customised to suit the younger children involved.
Under supervision, the children will be encouraged to touch and hold some species of insects, which will be a new experience for most of the children.
Included in the price is suitable colouring and preschool activities that can be completed in the days after the presentation.
Our secondary schools programs are now available and is conducted by an experienced and qualified biologist. These exciting and informative presentations are suitable for biology, general science, animal science and ecology classes and cover a wide range of topics. Ecology studies and sampling techniques, invertebrate identification and preservation, insect anatomy and life cycles, and biological control are just some of the topics that can be included.
Each topic is conducted as a workshop and most equipment and materials are included in the price. The workshops are based around hands on learning with students encouraged to participate in various activities