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

Inductions to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

Teachers planning an excursion to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park are required to attend a free induction and site familiarisation session. At least one (1) supervising teacher must have attended a Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park Induction. A certificate will be issued on completion of the induction and is valid for two (2) years from the date of attendance.

Attending a pre-excursion induction will introduce you to the redeveloped site, help ensure the best possible excursion for your class and meet the requirements for planning and risk assessment in this unique venue.

Teacher induction sessions are offered monthly.

Book your induction now via Rezdy

Contact the Education Bookings Officer to reserve your place.

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Professional learning workshops

Kings Park Education provides teachers with opportunities to broaden their knowledge and be inspired with practical ideas for excursions and classroom learning. Customised professional learning sessions in the Australian Curriculum areas of E-STEM, Cultural Awareness and Wellbeing can be delivered to meet the specific needs of your school.

Our professional learning programs are all new in 2021:

Cultural Perspectives in Education: Engage with Kings Park Education's Noongar presenters at Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park) to learn about Aboriginal culture. Develop your understanding of how to appropriately introduce Aboriginal cultural education into the classroom. Discuss respectful practices that can be incorporated into any learning environment.

E-STEM Education for Conservation: E-STEM education is designed to help students become scientifically literate, environmental citizens. Learn how to integrate environmental education into STEM programming using action and inquiry-based learning pedagogies. Explore different learning approaches to develop connections between environmental education and science education. Enjoy meeting and working collaboratively with other teachers on E-STEM project ideas.

Kaarta Koomba Katitjin: Visit Kaarta Koomba for a walk on country. Enjoy an immersive experience on this important cultural site for Noongar people. Focus on caring for country, sustainability and recognise the continuing connection to country.

DIY Urban Restoration: Join our Bushland and Education staff for a hands-on urban restoration experience. In the largest remaining urban remnant bushland of the Swan Coastal Plain, develop skills in site surveys, planting plans, monitoring and restoration. Learn how to take this knowledge back to your school grounds and/or urban bushland near you. Form ongoing links to Kings Park and Botanic Garden staff through the Bushland Connect program.

The Nature of Learning: A Kings Park look at STEM, Aboriginal Culture and Wellbeing across the curriculum. The natural environment is the ultimate resource for developing hands-on learning experiences. Be inspired to take learning outside, integrating the environment, science, sustainability, place and culture into your teaching practices. Our team of passionate educators will provide strategies to connect students with their environment, developing increased wellbeing, self-confidence and curiosity.

Bookings are by request for groups of 10 people or more.

Contact the Education Bookings Officer to discuss your requirements.

Kings Park access disruption

Part of the Western Path between Monash Avenue and Aberdare Road will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 due to construction works on The Kids’ Bridge, pedestrian detours will be in place.

DNA Tower closure

The DNA Tower in Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 until mid-April 2021 due to maintenance.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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