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Introduction
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.

Philosophy
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.

Goals
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.

Presentations
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.

  • Presentations are based on one hour with a maximum of 30 students in each group. Four one hour presentations are available in one day.
  • Presentations include an ice breaker, world class photography, the never fail hands-on with live mini-beasts, viewing and observing the animals that can’t be held i.e. Spiders, Centipedes and Scorpions, diverse visual displays and question time.

Legal A PDF of these documents can be emailed if requested.
ABN 92792 251 065
WWC check
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.

  • 3 one hour presentations $780:00.
  • 2 one hour presentations for $520:00.
  • We do not normally visit for a one hour presentation. However over the years we have found some unique situations (eg. an off-site Kindergarten or Libraries) that call for a one hour presentation for $330:00.

Fuel
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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