Educational Science Incursions with Live Ants, Colonies and More

Get Up Close to Some of Our Live Australian Ant Species!

Learn all about the fascinating life of ants and their complex colonies. 

How have they survived since the age of the dinosaurs? How do they form such large and complex societies? What role do they play in our environment?

Learn all this and more in our interactive sessions. See live ants and ant colonies, view specimens under a digital microscope and with magnifying glasses and even study a genuine ant fossil!

Book 2 or more sessions, same day same location, and get a FREE Ant Colony and nest to keep for your school!

Queen ant colony- Queen of Ants

Our education programs are tailored to cover key Victorian Science curriculum concepts:

  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)
  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)
  • Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
  • Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies (VCSIS067)

We can tailor all of our programs to suit your particular avenue of enquiry or interest:

Some examples of specific interests may be:

  • Evolution, natural selection and adaptation
  • Community, co operation and behaviour
  • Communication and senses
  • Ants and the food web
  • Sustainability and climate change
  • Defence and attack

Our requirements

Maximum 30 students per session

Each session is 60 minutes

We can operate in cleared classrooms, libraries, halls or multi purpose rooms. When booking more than one session, please ensure set-up is in one location and students come to us for each session.

 

Bookings & Payment

Please contact us via email to make your booking. Once a booking is confirmed we will send a written confirmation via email with an invoice to follow with all payment and booking information.

Payment is required 7 days prior to the incursion and can be made over the phone or online via credit card or direct debit transfer.

Cancellations must be made within 7 days prior to the booked date of the incursion.

Costs

  • 1 hour interactive presentation cost $340+GST
  • 2 presentations cost $580+GST
  • 3 presentations cost $820+GST
  • 4 presentations cost $1050+GST
  • 5 presentations cost $1200+GST

Travel costs apply for distances greater than 50km from our location in Carrum Downs.


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