BEE HOTEL INCURSION ST KILDA PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Developed and delivered an incursion for the entire 3/4 year level of St Kilda Park Primary School. Taking classes of 22 students in 5 sessions throughout the day, I was solely responsible for delivering a novel, informative and engaging incursion to an audience of children. The incursion was in two parts; the first an interactive talk with props where children learnt about the importance of native bees to the environment, their nesting requirements and how to identify them in the garden. The second was a hands on construction session, where children were able to construct and decorate their own bee hotels using recycled materials I had prepared in advance. The smaller hotels were then collated into a bigger hotel and installed in the school garden as a permanent fixture, to be monitored by the children. Required relating complex concepts around ecology, conservation and entomology to a large young, inexperienced audience while making it fun and engaging. Also required relating and supervising children in construction activity to ensure everyone was able to successfully participate, while adhering to tight time schedule.