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20160907 - National Threatened Species Day 2016: Hunting For The Last Wild Thylacine 80th Anniversary of Extinction Event - 07 September 2016 - 10:30 - Stream 2

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National Threatened Species Day 2016: Hunting For The Last Wild Thylacine 80th Anniversary of Extinction Event


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Literature Live! Aleesah Darlison



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Date: 07 September 2016

Start Time: 10:30

End Time: 11:15

Duration: 45 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 6-Sep-16

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 4

Non-DEC Positions: 2

Price: $120 + GST per session for up to 30 students

KLA Syllabus: Primary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 1,Stage 2,Stage 3,Teachers

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KLA Keyword/s: Humanities, History, Science, Geography, STEM, Australian Native Animals, Environment and Endangered and Threatened Species, Thylacines, Tasmanian Tigers, Extinction, Australian History, Australian Natural History, Colonisation, Creative Writing, Narrative Writing, Picture Books


Event Overview: I am the last of my kind. This I know.
Once, we roamed the land. We owned the land. We called it Home.
My story matters. I am the last living female Tasmanian tiger.

7 September 2016 is National Threatened Species Day and commemorates the 80th anniversary of the death of the last known (captive) thylacine.

Stripes in the Forest by award-winning author, Aleesah Darlison, is a poignant and emotive story of an iconic species lost. Told from the perspective of the last wild, female Tasmanian tiger, it provides readers with an insight into the rare beauty and uniqueness of these amazing animals, explains their fight for survival and provides important lessons for future generations.

Join author, Aleesah Darlison, and Australian Museum Outreach Manager, Karen Player, as they take you on a journey of discovery and discussion about the thylacine and other endangered Australian species. What was the thylacine really like? What artefacts remain of its existence? And do thylacines still roam the Tasmanian wilderness today? Includes a multi-media PowerPoint presentation, museum displays, book reading, discussion and question time.

Stripes in the Forest is a stunning book that contains many layers of storytelling and will generate rich discussion and raise important questions for young minds.

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. A reminder will be sent 3 days prior to the excursion.
Limit of 6 schools, bookings are on a first in first served basis.
Sessions run for 45 mins.
No recording unless with prior written approval.
A two week cancellation policy applies to all schools.
Cost: $120 + GST per session for up to 30 students maximum.
Schools should have an Interactive White Board, which will be used during the talk (by dialling up through Bridgit with login and passwords to be provided).
Should the school or students wish to purchase copies of Aleesah’s books before the excursion, fill out the order forms that will be sent with your confirmation email and return to: PO Box 726, Buderim QLD 4556. Arrangements will be made to have the books delivered to schools for handing out on the day of the excursion.
Schools will be invoiced as soon as bookings are made. Payment can be made by cheque or direct deposit.

Further Information: Please ensure 1 student is selected to introduce their class/school.
Have at least 1 question prepared ready to ask Aleesah or Karen. You may wish to email these to aleesah@bigpond.net.au beforehand.
Aleesah Darlison
Email: aleesah@bigpond.net.au
URL: www.aleesahdarlison.com

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