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WILDLIFE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Introduction

Spineless Wonders was conceived by David and Fleur Knowles in 1998 as a Perth Western Australia-based wildlife education service specialising in the largest group of visible living creatures – the Arthropods (mini-beasts).

 

Goals
To be advocates for the largest group of creatures on land by introducing people to the wonderful biodiversity in invertebrates.

Aims
To address the imbalance in the education field regarding mini-beasts, especially the world?s most numerous land animals – the insects and spiders.
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
We have found people may be entomophobic (insect fearing) and arachnophobic (spider fearing). Spineless Wonders endeavors to help people understand the true breadth and function of mini-beasts.
With a correct understanding people may be enlightened and respectful towards this huge group of animals.

 

Incursions
We present through out in the south-west of Western Australia.
Presentations are based on one hour with a maximum of 30 students in each group. Four one hour presentations are available in one school day.

 

Price
(all GST included)

A flat rate of $1,040.00/day composed 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.

In general we do not visit for a single one hour presentation. However over the years we have found some unique situations (e.g. an off-site kindergarten) 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 traveller 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.

Guidelines
The main learning outcomes Spineless Wonders addresses
are found in:

Science
English
Humanities and Social Sciences
Mathematics Katie

Presentations
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.

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 to 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.

(For Year One to Year Six) On the day of the presentation the contact teacher will receive information about the animals seen and black – line master activities with accompanying learning outcome statements.

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In general we do not visit for a single one hour presentation. However over the years we have found some unique situations (e.g. an off-site kindergarten) that call for a one hour presentation for $330:00. (GST included)
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