Eco Faerie kindy show is a one hour eco-education experience for children aged 3-5years. Combining stories, songs and dancing to weave the themes of nature play, Australia wildlife, litter, recycling, reducing plastic, composting and growing seeds.
The hour session has two parts. The first 40 minute show is for all ages, even the toddlers can come for a dance and play! The second part is a planting activity that is best suited for 3-5 year olds. Each child plants a seed in a compostable cup with organic soil. The centre may choose to grow the pots as a class project or send them home.
An Eco Faerie will visit your centre and provide all materials and her own stereo. We are quite happy to accommodate everyone in the centre for the first section of the incursion however the activity is limited to 30 participants so that everyone gets the best experience possible.
Every kindy and pre-primary school we visit will receive a free Eco Faerie Album packed with original eco-educational songs that will keep the magic growing after your incursion.
We also encourage everyone to dress up and get involved- yes that means you teachers and carers, sprout your wings!
Duration: One hour Number of participants: 30 students Age appropriate: 3-7 year olds
Nude Your Food
Waste education with a focus on REDUCING school waste. If you could pack a 'good' lunch box what would you choose? Nude your Food waste education program is a hands on interactive program for students to get involved with the choices that go into their lunch boxes. Incursion format includes - Students will pack a lunch box with an array of choices that are presented to them. - Students discuss their choice and why they thought it was 'good.' - Discuss food ingredients - Time line activity to see how long common school waste takes to break down - Students have the opportunity to rethink their choices and repack their lunch box now they have learnt more about food and waste. - Option to finish the session with a Nude your Food song. Students learn a simple choreography to an Eco Faerie original song. Duration: One Hour Students per session: Up to 34 Age appropriate: Grade 3-6
Not Dirty It's Earthy
Do you love getting your hands into soil? How does it feel? Why don't you like getting dirty? How does it move between your fingers? Does it feel different when it's wet?
This workshop is a hands on experience with soil. Students look at sand, clay, mulch and compost. Learn the story of soil and how it helps plants to grow or the wrong soil type can damage them.
You'll learn the story of soil, plus a chance to squish it together to make seed bombs. Incursion format includes - Discussion about soil - Touch and feel, squish and squash. A hands on experience of soil, how it moves and how it changes when it gets wet. - Time to stir together some seed bombs. Students work together to mix a blend of soil plus seeds then roll the seed bombs into shape. Duration: One hour Class size: Up to 35 students Age appropriate: This program is adjusted to different learning levels from kindy- grade 6
Buzz about Bees Workshop
Let's get buzzing about bees. Bees are tiny insects with a remarkable impact on the planet. They pollinate flowers and keep our eco system thriving. To help our planet and our food supply we need to talk about bees.
During this workshop you'll learn how bees work together as a hive, from their life cycle, work cycle, queen bee spotting, and the importance of pollinators in the garden.
You'll also learn about how to be an apiarist with bee keeping equipment, hives and honey collection. Depending on time and the year level this also includes music and dancing the waggle bee dance.
Age appropriate: kindy to year 6 with the learning material adjusted to suit the age group Class size: Up to 35 Session length: 1 Hour
Magic of faeries workshop
Invite the faeries to bring some magic into your class room and gardens. In this special faerie visit you'll be hearing faerie tales woven with songs, dances, garden delights and some faerie secrets revealed. You'll learn to find signs of the faeries in your garden, how they shrink to fly and grow to meet humans. Each class will be given a faerie door to be set up in the classroom and a special invitation spell will be taught so that faeries will use the door. Duration: 45 minutes Age appropriate: 3-6 year olds Class size: Up to 30 participants Includes: The faeries will leave a faerie door for your room
Eco Hero Workshop
Saving the world takes the hard work of heroes. We're looking for heroes who love dressing up, caring for nature and making some noise. You'll be creating super hero costume pieces from rescued resource- junk! Learn songs that tell people how to look after the environment. You'll be the Eco Hero in your home, school and community- the world depends on you!
The workshop has a strong focus on waste however we also cover the themes of nature play, Australian animals, saving water, reducing plastic and composting. Ideal for community groups, libraries and school holiday workshops Duration: 2 hours Age appropriate: 7-10 year olds Group Size: 25
School Holiday Workshops
Eco Faeries put together affordable, fun and educational school holiday workshop covering a broad range of topics including the Guardian programs and Nearer to Nature events.