INCURSION OR VIRTUAL

HOLLOW HEROES

Stage 2 or 3 (Years 3-6)

ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS

For over 340 Australian Native Animals a Hollow is a Home.

Presented by Abbie Mitchell, the author of A Hollow is a Home, this workshop provides understanding of  how an ecosystem works as it explores the roles, adaptations & needs of an eclectic group of mammals, birds, reptiles & frogs, united in their dependence on a tree hollow.

2020 NSW NESA Syllabus Links (download details below)

GEOGRAPHY

FEATURES OF PLACES (GE1-1,2)

PLACES ARE SIMILAR AND DIFFERENT (GE2 – 1,2,3)

THE EARTH’S ENVIRONMENT (GE2 – 1,2,3)

FACTORS THAT SHAPE PLACES (GE3 – 1,2,3)

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

LIVING WORLD (ST1-3 | 4LW-S, ST2 & 3 5LW-T)

SKILLS (ST1-3 | 1WS-S)

MATERIAL WORLD (ST3-7MW-T)

PRESENTATION

Featuring dynamic imagery, fun animation, & a display, this engaging presentation stimulates curiosity & provides clarity around essential environmental themes by using tree hollows as the common link between an eclectic range of Australian animals.

Themes covered by the presentation include:

  • Animal diversity, needs, behaviour & life cycles
  • The importance and processes of a healthy ecosystem
  • Local species and ecosystems
  • The significant roles of different animals (such as for seed dispersal & pollination)
  • Threats to our environment
  • Our role in nurturing a sustainable environment
  • Hollow Heroes: Identifying & creating habitat for local species

Allow 1 hour (includes Q&A session & viewing display). The presentation is also available as a LIVE virtual option!

WORKSHOP

In this hands-on building workshop, students will work in groups to assemble three nesting boxes from simple kits by using a lightweight cordless screwdriver.

The three nesting boxes have different specifications to highlight the specific needs of three locally occurring hollow using species.

One assembled nest box will remain with each class for installation post workshop. The other two nest boxes will be dismantled for use in further workshops, although there is an option to purchase these and other nest boxes at $100 each.

Following building, students will access a display including nesting boxes, hollows and scale models of select hollow using species and animal clues.

Allow half 30-45 minutes

Each workshop includes a signed copy of the book A Hollow is a Home

ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS

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Teachers notes for A Hollow is a Home

HOLLOW HEROES INCURSION PRICE

Hollow Heroes

$1500per student (note minimum below)
  • Presentation for all students
  • 1 nest box to keep per class
  • Display including models
  • 1 copy of A Hollow is a Home
  • Minimum $450 ($15pp above 30 students)
  • Maximum 30 students per building workshop
  • Maximum 5 workshops per day
  • Travel costs may apply
  • Note: extra nest box kits available at $100 each

VIRTUAL PACK

Virtual Hollow Heroes

$400includes:
  • 1 hour live virtual presentation for all (incl. Q and A)
  • 1 nesting box kit delivered to your school to assemble post presentation (just byo screwdriver!)
  • 1 copy of A Hollow is a Home delivered to your school
  • Note: extra nesting box kits available at $100 each