Incursions

ABOUT OUR INCURSIONS

We offer a range of incursions teaching environmental responsibility for children of all ages.  

  • Each incursion is designed around the National Quality Standard 2018 concepts of being child centredsupporting play based learning about environmental responsibility, providing children with a learning opportunity about sustainability, specifically designed for their age group.
  • Most incursions can be completed inside or outdoors and typically last 45 minutes to 1 hour.   
  • The incursions are designed to engage the children in different ways including direct discussion and questions, learning experiments and building projects.  
  • Care Details are provided with all project items and take home Discussion Cards are provided to extend the learning experience into the home.
  • Prior to each incursion we advise educators and staff of what will be taught and any required preparation.  We also work with the centre to cater to any children with special learning needs or any language requirements or literacy issues regarding the take home Care Details or Discussion Cards.

Most of our incursions are designed to include professional development elements for educators and are delivered with scaffolding materials for continued learning.  We encourage lead educators to actively participate in the incursions to make the most of the opportunity to better embed the themes of sustainability and environmental awareness in their centre.

PRICING

Single incursions are priced at $275 (+GST) for up to 20 children and $5 per additional child.  10% discounts are offered on multiple incursions delivered at a centre in the same visit.  Other discounts can be negotiated when booking multiple incursions over different visits or as part of an overall curriculum package.

OUR INCURSIONS

Fairy Garden

  • Children each build a Fairy Garden in a recycled container using succulent plants, pebbles and other decorations to take home
  • Everyone participates in an interactive discussion, handling the plants and learning how succulents differ from other plants
  • The students conduct a science experiment highlighting these differences
  • We explore themes of environmental sustainability including water conservation and recycling 

Succulent Sensory Workshop for Toddlers

  • Children participate in a sensory exploration of different succulents, illustrating different textures, colours and shapes
  • Everyone participates in a science experiment learning how succulents differ from other plants
  • We explore themes of environmental sustainability including water conservation 
  • Each child plants a succulent cutting to take home

Herb and Water Sensory Experience for Infants

  • Babies and infants get to touch, feel and smell the different herbs and edible plants in a prepared interactive play environment
  • Toys, decorations and textures create an exciting visual narrative for developing minds
  • We provide take home Discussion Cards explaining what the children did during the incursion, letting family and carers to engage in further conversation on the subject
  • A water area is set up for children to water plants and explore

Rainforest vs Desert Plants

  • Everyone participates in a discussion about the differences between desert and rainforest environments
  • Children enjoy a hands on exploration of spider plants and succulents, learning the differences between them
  • The students conduct a science experiment highlighting these differences
  • We explore themes of environmental sustainability including water conservation and recycling 
  • Students plant spider plants in water and succulent plants in soil using recycled containers to take home

Embedded Garden Installation

  • Children participate in the installation of succulent plants in an area of the centre’s garden
  • Everyone participates in an interactive discussion, handling the plants and learning how succulents differ from other plants
  • The students conduct a science experiment highlighting these differences
  • We explore themes of environmental sustainability including water conservation and recycling
  • This simple incursion can be included as part of a larger landscaping installation or as a standalone event