Living Learning: Microscopic Creatures

Event Details

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Come and discover the incredible microscopic creatures that live in the soil and the environment all around us. Be a scientist for a morning – and learn how to use a real microscope. Blue Mountains City Council’s Education Officers, Jenny and Emma will show you how to get up close to nature and discover amazing details we cannot see with the naked eye.

Please note this workshop will run from 9:30-11:30 to allow for an in depth learning experience.  We will meet in the MMNC Courtyard.  The first hour will be spent gathering samples outside, and the second hour will be spent inside with the microscopes.

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‘Connecting kids with creeks and catchments’ is part of Blue Mountains City Council’s environmental education program for schools and early years learning centres.

Our aspirations:
*Healthy children and young people
*Children and young people who connect regularly to the
natural world, are healthier and happier.
*Every child and young person connects regularly with
*Healthy waterways
*People who connect with nature as children become
more environmentally responsible adults.
*Every child and young person learns about, cares about
and is respectful of the natural areas in their back yards.
*Every child and young person develops water literacy and
takes action to protect waterways.

The program
our intent is to design the program with you, to meet your needs and to use your backyards and bushland corridors as the ‘third teacher’.

Cost $8 HEA members $11 non HEA members

Living Learning programs are pitched at a 5yrs and up age group as a loose guideline. It is an insurance requirement from HEA that parents are at the venue or provide written notice of their absence to the event organiser and have a designated “supervising carer” present for their children. When you are the “supervising carer” for another parent, please ensure you include the names of the children who are in your care when you sign the HEA sign on sheet.

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 is below:

So Much Gratitude to everyone who creates and supports Living Learning, we are so lucky to have this ongoing community resource for our families to share in. Thank you all.