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20130306 - BOOKS @ TARONGA - BATS & NOCTURNAL ANIMALS - 06 March 2013 - 10:30 - Stream 2


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Classifications: Disabled, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Literature Live! Aleesah Darlison


Presenter: Aleesah Darlison & Taronga Zoo Education Officers

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Date: 06 March 2013

Start Time: 10:30

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Duration: 45 mins

Closing Date: Bookings Close 6-Mar-13

Availability: DEC

DEC Positions: 5

Non-DEC Positions:

Price: $120 + GST

KLA Syllabus: Primary

KLA Stage/s: Early Stage 1,Stage 1,Stage 2

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KLA Keyword/s: Creative Writing, Literacy, Australian Animals, Environment


Event Overview: Taronga Zoo and Literature Live! have joined forces to present exciting, educational workshops that combine two great Australian loves: animals and books.

These unique sessions are designed to excite and inspire children about the wide range of Aussie animals we have, about the environment and protection of species, and about reading books and learning.

All sessions will be held at Taronga Zoo (Sydney) and will feature Aleesah Darlison, children��s author, and a Zoo Educator, PLUS some very special live animal guests!

Aleesah Darlison talks about the inspiration behind her picture book, Warambi, whose main character is a Little Bent-wing bat who loses her home and her family and sets up a roost in an unusual place. Aleesah also shows incredible photos and video footage of bats and reads Warambi.

The Zoo Educator will teach students all about bats, what they eat, where they live and how we can protect them. They introduce some of the animals from Aleesah��s book as well as other nocturnal creatures by bringing real live animals into the VC for children to view up close.

Questions will be allowed throughout this interactive presentation. Prior to the excursion, BAT PACKS will be sent to schools including Teacher��s Resources and Book Order Forms. A fun, educational and curriculum-focused National Year of Reading session for Kinder to Year 4 ��� not to be missed! View the Warambi book trailer at: http://bit.ly/eRyGwC.

Booking Instructions:

Additional Booking Instructions: Fill in the form listed below. A confirmation will be emailed to you from bookings@dartconnections.org.au confirming your booking. Aleesah will send specific details relating to your VC via email within 3 days of the booking being made. A reminder will be sent 3 days prior to the excursion.

Schools will be invoiced for the video conference by Taronga Zoo as soon as bookings are made. Payment should be sent to: Taronga Zoo, PO Box 20, Mosman NSW 2088.

VMR: 600 960 105

Further Information: Aleesah��s books are available for purchase. Prior to the excursion, order forms will be sent to schools. Forms should be completed and returned with payment to: Literature Live, PO Box 4052, Balgowlah Heights NSW 2093. Aleesah will sign the books and post them to schools for handing out on the day of the excursion.

Please ensure one student is selected to introduce their class/school.
Have at least one question prepared ready to ask Aleesah or the Zoo Educator. You may wish to email these to aleesah@bigpond.net.au beforehand.

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The principal of the school has received permission for each participating student to be photographed and for their image and voice to be recorded.
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