Longneck Lagoon EEC can deliver programs in your school. These curriculum-based programs range in length from 40 minute hands-on workshops through to half day investigations. Contact the Centre for more information or to make a booking.
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Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 - Nature Needs You!
Nature Needs You! is an engaging 40 minute hands-on workshop addressing issues of lunchbox waste and the impact of waste on the environment.
Stage 2 and Stage 3 - schoolyard investigations
A range of schoolyard investigations can be carried out using a variety of fieldwork skills, equipment and techniques. Workshops can be tailored to suit a range of topics and timeframes from 1 hour to half day programs.
STEM Incursions - scroll down to see the range of incursions
Longneck Lagoon EEC offers a range of incursions with a STEM focus. All incursions are based on quality children's literature.
Early Stage 1 The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman
About the incursion:
Incursion workshop runs for 1 hour.
Group reading of the picture book The Best Nest by P. D. Eastman.
View a range of bird nests noting how nests are made and the materials used by birds. Watch a short time-lapse video of a bird constructing a nest.
Students work in small groups to construct their own bird nest.
There are three incursion lessons. Lessons 1 and 3 can be delivered by the classroom teacher and take approximately 1 hour. All learning materials are provided.
Lesson 2 is delivered by teaching staff from Longneck Lagoon EEC and runs for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. All learning materials are provided.
About the incursions:
Lesson 1 activities
Learn about the lifecycle, body parts, distribution and calls of Australian cicadas.
Lesson 2 activities
Review previous lesson content, wall of sound activity, fieldwork: locating cicada shells, live cicadas – taking photos, recording cicada song, marking sightings on map, upload sighting and recording to citizen science app.
Lesson 3 activities
Review previous lesson content, rotate through a range of tasks – use story scaffold to describe life cycle, design an informational poster, use tally sheets to record numbers and sex of cicada shells, scientific drawing labelling body parts.