Kings Park Education

Make a day of it by taking multiple classes on a rotating itinerary. An excursion to Kings Park Education offers great value for money. In addition to a curriculum-linked, guided program for each class, students can take part in a self-guided walk, facilitated self-guided activity and/or spend time exploring Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park at no extra cost. 

All students booking time in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will have the opportunity to take part in a complimentary nature-based activity led by a Nature Activities Officer. Sample itineraries are available below:

Sample itinerary for two Year 1 classes

9.20 AM
Arrive in at your designated drop-off area and welcome by Kings Park Officer – drop off lunch crates at your assigned area.
9.30 AM
Class 1 takes part in the program Homes and Hideaways. Use guided investigations to help understand the things that all animals need for survival. Look for minibeasts, animal signs such as tracks and feathers, and identify habitats.

Class 2 heads into Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park for Escape to Nature (free time exploring RTNKP). Students spend time using their imagination to reconnect with nature in the specially designed bush space. Nature Activity Officers on site will be available to offer a complimentary activity encouraging students to engage with nature in different ways.
10.30 AM
Recess.
11.00 AM
Class 1 heads into Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park for Escape to Nature (free time exploring RTNKP).
Class 2 takes part in the program Homes and Hideaways.
12.00 PM
Lunch on one of the fantastic Kings Park lawn spaces. There are plenty of open and shaded lawn areas for school groups to use for lunch before heading back to school. Kick a ball at the Exhibition Grounds or take in the view and a bit of Kings Park history in the State War Memorial precinct.
1.00 PM
Head back to school in time for the bell.

Kings Park Education school program. Photo: K. Love.

Sample Itinerary for a Year 4 Class

9.20 AM
Arrive in at your designated drop-off area and welcome by Kings Park Officer – drop off lunch crates at your assigned area.
9.30 AM
Class takes part in the program Life in the Water. Students explore the biodiversity of a wetland habitat with safe, hands-on investigation of life beneath the water’s surface.
11.00 AM
Recess.
11.30 AM
Head into Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park for Escape to Nature (free time exploring RTNKP). Students spend time using their imagination to reconnect with nature in the specially designed bush space. Nature Activity Officers on site will be available to offer a complimentary activity encouraging students to engage with nature in different ways.
1.00 PM
Lunch on one of the fantastic Kings Park lawn spaces. There are plenty of open and shaded lawn areas for school groups to use for lunch before heading back to school. Kick a ball at the Exhibition Grounds or take in the view and a bit of Kings Park history in the State War Memorial precinct.
2.00 PM
Head back to school in time for the bell.

Sample Itinerary for a Year 7 Class

9.20 AM
Arrive in at your designated drop-off area and welcome by Kings Park Officer – drop off lunch crates at your assigned area.
9.30 AM
Class takes part in the program Wetlands in Kings Park. Students explore the biodiversity of a wetland habitat and monitor water quality.
11.00 AM
Recess.
11.30 AM
Class takes part in the facilitated self-guided activity Ecological Field Studies. An introduction to ecological sampling in a bushland habitat.
12.15 PM
Lunch on one of the fantastic Kings Park lawn spaces. There are plenty of open and shaded lawn areas for school groups to use for lunch before heading back to school. Kick a ball at the Exhibition Grounds or take in the view and a bit of Kings Park history in the State War Memorial precinct.
1.00 PM
Self-guided walk Memorials and Memories or school directed learning in the State War Memorial Area.
2.00 PM
Return to School.

 

Kings Park Education logoKings Park Education inspires the understanding of Western Australia’s unique plants, people and places. There is a strong emphasis on the role we can all play in a sustainable future.

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Kings Park Education provides hands-on, inquiry-based education programs for students from Kindergarten to Tertiary. Programs highlight the unique plants, people and places of Western Australia and the role we can all play in a sustainable future. All programs are delivered by qualified educators in line with the general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities set out by the Australian curriculum. Whether you are visiting Kings Park and Botanic Garden for a picnic, a play or an education program, please let us know you are coming to ensure your enjoyment and safety in case of an emergency.

Download the pdf2015 Kings Park Education program3.20 MB.

Contact the Education Bookings Officer with any enquiries. The Education Bookings Office is open 8.00 am to 4.00 pm, Tuesday to Friday.

We want you to enjoy your excursion to Kings Park. Please plan your visit carefully to make sure everything runs smoothly. Bookings are essential for all school excursions to Kings Park. If you need any help or advice, please contact the Education Bookings Officer.

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Bookings are essential for all excursions to Kings Park. Whether you are here for a picnic, a play or an education program, please let us know you are coming. This will ensure your safety and enjoyment. We recommend making your booking at least one month in advance, due to the popularity of our programs.

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Kings Park Education provides practical ideas for excursions and inspiration for teaching in the classroom.

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Indigenous activity with Kings Park EducationIn addition to the school programs on offer throughout the year, Kings Park Education provides a series of one-off or seasonal education events. These special events are usually facilitated by external specialists such as artists, theatrical performers and Aboriginal presenters.

Nyoongar Boodja

Nyoongar Boodja explores the six seasons of the Nyoongar culture and Aboriginal life.

Dates for 2014
Term 1 - Djeran season: 1 - 4 April
Term 2 - Makuru season: 17 - 20 June
Term 3 - Djilba season: 17 September (Kulunga Katitjin Festival)
Term 4 - Kambarang season: 11 - 14 November
Term 4 - Birok season: 9 - 12 December (End of Year Big Day Out)

Further details are availble via events calendar. Please contact the Education Bookings Officer to make a booking, or for further information.

Kings Park Education provides hands-on, inquiry-based education programs for Kindergarten to Tertiary students. Self-guided excursions are also available.

Bookings are essential for all excursions to Kings Park. Whether you are enjoying a picnic or self-guided program, please let us know you are coming. This will ensure your safety and enjoyment. We recommend making your booking at least one month in advance, due to the popularity of our programs.

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