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Spineless Wonders was conceived by David and Fleur Knowles in 1998 as a Perth-based wildlife education service specialising in the largest group of visible living creatures – the Arthropods (mini-beasts). No other animal group has a greater collective impact on world terrestrial environments, other than humans. Mini-beasts play vital roles in our environment as cleaners, pollinators, recyclers, sources of food, prey and predators.
The Spineless Wonders’ philosophy is to reach young students in powerful and responsible ways with a view that learning and fun are equally important elements of any young child’s education.
We endeavour to be effective advocates for land invertebrates and expose the wonderful biodiversity in Australia. We compliment teachers teaching in this learning area and leave the students with enduring experiences through hands-on learning.
Each presentation is a fresh and unique opportunity for children to see magnificent live invertebrates that they are unlikely to have seen alive. Children are left with memorable experiences after participating in the presentation which combines humour, fact and myth with world class wildlife photography, still displays and the resoundingly successful hands-on component.
David and Fleur Knowles have the ability to gain children’s attention by enthusiastically sharing their passion for the natural world by using appropriate language for the children’s developmental level.
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ABN 92792 251 065
David Knowles 1178908 expiry October 2015
Fleur Knowles 1144139 expiry October 2015
DOE Screening unit current
David Knowles SCN991584670
Fleur Knowles SCN1503396073
Public liability renewed each November
Department of Environment & Conservation licence no.WD000395
Spineless Wonders accepts no liability in case of third party negligence. Although we take all precautions no liability is accepted in the case of sickness, injury, personal loss, malicious damage, inclement weather, and “acts of God? Spineless Wonders reserves the right to amend, modify, alter or cancel any presentation as deemed necessary.
Price (all GST included)
A flat rate of $1,040.00/day with a maximum of four one hour presentations with a maximum of 30 students in each presentation.
Presentations given outside the metro area will attract a fuel charge in line with the current Consumer Price Index and commercial travelers rate (dollars/km) to and from the outer metro area (30 km radius). Schools in the same district are encouraged to combine consecutive days in order to share fuel charges.
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Each presentation is a fresh and unique opportunity for children to see magnificent invertebrates that they are unlikely to have seen alive. Children are left with memorable experiences after participating in the presentation which combines humour, fact and myth with world class wildlife photography, still displays and the resoundingly successful hands-on component.
Thank you again David for yet another amazing presentation. The children, staff and parents have all been expressing their gratitude and singing your praises for a brilliant informative experience!! You have inspired my children. I can?t wait to see what projects will come of their experience!
I just wanted to thank you once again for your two days at St Michaels school. The staff and children have been giving me fantastic feedback and loved the incursion. Many comments about your organisation and control of the children also.
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the brilliant presentations. I thought that you gave such a wonderful delivery of a subject that is close to all children’s hearts. They were so engaged. I hope that our teachers learned something about how to convey enthusiasm, energy and how to engage your audience.
I thought that it was really outstanding.
I have had heaps of positive feedback from the teachers about the presentations – all have said very worthwhile and they are already talking about getting the Science Committee to subsidise the costs for ‘next time’
Thank you for a fabulous presentation. You are doing a great job helping children learn about their world.
The children (and staff) absolutley LOVED the incursion yesterday!! I will be in touch with you again next term to organise a time to meet with David and see the posters he has of WA insects. I know that my colleague will be eager to see these also and she is on Long Service Leave at the moment.?