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South Hobart Tip Shop

McRobies Road

South Hobart, TAS 7000

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Welcome to our 2017 National Science Week workshop designed for children and their families!

What makes an insect, where do they live and can I build my own?

Taxonomy and systematics might sound intimidating but they are simply the science of classification. Taxonomists decide (and can teach you) what makes a bug a bug.

This interactive workshop, designed for children and their families will be set on the grounds of the South Hobart Tip. Participants will learn from the Tip Shop’s resident entomologist Shasta Henry, the characteristics of major insect groups, and how to identify them.

Together they will hunt down some real specimens on a short bush stroll around the grounds of the South Hobart Tip Shop. Then, using their newly found knowledge and models provided, use items salvaged from landfill to create anatomically correct insect replicas.

Utilising salvaged items to create their insects teaches values of reuse, recycling and conservation – linking the impact of trash with inhabitants of the natural environment. The workshop also develops lateral and creative thinking and how to apply this to problem solving.

Workshop facilitator holds a current Working with Vulnerable People Card.

Please dress warm, with waterproof footwear as you will be walking around our site.

Thanks to the National Science Week Seed Grant Iniative for funding this opportunity.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The South Hobart Tip Shop has adequate parking. There are no buses directly to the site.


How many tickets should I reserve?

Every person (adults and children) attending the event will need to reserve a ticket.

What can I bring into the event?

A weather-proof coat, suitable walking shoes and snacks/water.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email the Education Coordinator Brooke on education@resource.coop if you have any further questions.

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