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Captain Compost and Garden Minibeasts

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​Captain compost will take students on an exploration to uncover the little inhabitants of the compost: bugs, beetles and other creepy crawlies through song, dance and hands-on activities.

What happens?

  • Participate in an interactive performance lead by Captain Compost
  • Investigate the minibeasts that occupy our compost bins
  • Learn about nature’s way of recycling and the importance of compost in reducing waste in our environment

 

Stages: ​ES1, Stage 1, Stage 2
Themes: ​Sustainability, Waste, Minibeasts
Location: ​Wollongong Botanic Garden
Price: ​$13 per student
Contact: ​4227 7667; botanicgarden@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
 

Curriculum Links

 
ES1
STe-8NE: identifies the basic needs of living things
STe-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures
 
Stage One
ST1-9ES: Identifies ways that people use science in their daily lives to care for the environment and the Earth’s resources
ST1-10LW: describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
ST1-11LW: describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things
ST1-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures
 
Stage Two
ST2-10LW: describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features
ST2-11LW: describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things
ST2-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures
 

 

 

 

 

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