Living Learning: Let’s BEE Scientists! FIELD DAY!

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Native Bee Ecology in the field

Bring your hats and clipboards, as we venture to the field to collect data on native bees and other pollinators of the Blue Mountains!

Learn about these native bees, where to find them and how we can support them with PhD researcher Amelie Vanderstock (The University of Sydney).

The Living Learning crew from the Blue Mountains Home Education Network will lead our data collection for the citizen science experiments that they’ve designed!

Identify some of our pollinators up close under the microscope! What are the main kinds of pollinating insects? Learn out in the field!

Our collaborative data will contribute to our knowledge of pollinators in our local area, and research on the role of native bees in greater Sydney.

Outdoor Blue Mountains location (public transport accessible) TBA

Wet/windy weather plan TBA

Followed by picnic lunch!

Cost: $20 per person, $15 concession, $40 per family. FREE for families booked in to either of the Living Learning Science programs, please go to the Living Learningbooking form below to indicate the number of people from your family planning to attend the field day.

For further questions about the field day and the PhD research aspect, please contact

Amelie 0413679269 (Co-facilitator and PhD researcher)


Julie 0431663020 (Co- facilitator and Living Learning Organiser)

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Amelie Vanderstock is a PhD candidate in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. She is passionate about native pollinators, environmental education and the power of co-creating science to build community. Amelie has a community organising background with the Australian Student Environment Network (ASEN) where she developed her facilitation and contributory learning approaches. She became an insect ecologist because she never lost her wonder at the amazing world of insects and their fascinating lives. Her dream is to share this wonder in active participatory ways with the broader community- because we are all scientists!

See more of Amelie’s native bee education workshops at

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Julie-Ann Henninger has studied Environmental Science and Creative Arts across three Universities in a quest to get as much as possible out of her undergraduate degree (and fit her study in around homeschooling her children).  She may well win a prize for the most drawn out undergraduate degree ever!  While she was studying at UNE she did win the NCW Beadle Prize for Botany twice, the second time for her work in Systematics.  The living world is her passion and delight, she is completely in awe, and is thrilled at any opportunity to explore, and share in the wonder.

Booking information:

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer refunds so please read each workshop description carefully before choosing which workshops to book into.  The booking form for all workshops is linked below, including bookings for the Let’s BEE Scientists! FIELD DAY!  If you are booking in to the Highschool Program by emailing Jane Brennan ( please also fill in the Field Day section of the form below).