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Guided nature walk with year 6 in Kelmscott Bushland
17 November 2017, 8:30 am-11:00 am
Join us in learning more about our natural history and inspiring children in a love and understanding of it.
Friday 17th November 2017, 8.30am – 11am.
Please note this is a MEMBERS’ ONLY EVENT.
The DRB Nats. are doing a survey of an area of native bush in Kelmscott. This morning we are taking two small groups of year 6 students and their Science teacher from Good Shepherd Primary School with us on a nature walk around the area. We will have surveyed it in October so will already have an initial list of what we might see. We will be able to show the students items from the list but also to look for more items to add to it.
We will also be teaching the children how to identify flowers, use binoculars for bird watching and more. Kristy, the science teccher and Rachel will both have Michael Morecombe” Birds of Australia App with them to use with the children.
The end goal is for the children to learn enough about the natural history that they can make up their own nature walk complete with photo stops and guide others around it. So good!
We are walking round it twice with a different group of students each time, each walk taking just less than an hour. The science teacher will accompany us on the walks and there will be 15 children on the first walk, which will go from 8.45am-9.45am. Then a second group of 14 children from 9.45am-10.45am. Following this we will be having morning tea! The science teacher is very enthusiastic to learn more, as is the Deputy Principal.
Please join us – we need you, our members, as the experts in natural history to make sure the children learn as much as possible and we find as much as possible. This area will be ideal for our members who no longer like long bush-walks and need a fairly simple walk but who also want to see some interesting natural history. It should be a lovely and inspiring time. Do join us.
Start Time: Please meet us at the front gate 15 Arbuthnot St, Kelmscott. Please come early at 8.30am for a 8.45am prompt start
In addition to leading the children on a bush walk, we are also helping to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of natural history at the school by providing binoculars, hand lenses, books and a stereo microscope from the Harper Bequest fund the DRB has been left for education. This will be an ongoing relationship we are developing with the school, about which we are very excited. Please join us.
RSVP below: The school needs to know who will be entering the school property. It is vital that we know who is coming please RSVP below. It helps the school also if we have current “working with children checks” and “police checks”. Mike and Rachel, as the leaders, have current “working with children checks” and “police checks”. You do not have to have the same checks. However, if you do, it helps, so please let us know if this is the case and bring them on the day. Thanks!
Directions: Canning Mills Road – Marmion Street – 2nd left is Arbuthnot St, Kelmscott, the school is on the right.
Facilities: There are facilities.
What to bring: Binoculars, cameras, flower books, notepads/tablets/phones with the Atlas of Living Australia on, or Michael Morecombe’s birds of Australia App. Extras: Depends on the weather: Water, sunhat, sunscreen, or raincoat! Refreshments, and whatever else you need.
Enquiries: Call Rachel on the DRB phone on 0436 448 647 if you have any questions about the event.
Membership: We encourage you to become a member to help support the work we do at the DRB Nats, click here for full details. Please indicate DRB on your membership, thank you!