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 an 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. Aligned to meet NSW Science and Geography syllabus for Stage 2 or 3. This excursion features a vibrant presentation and fun activities, stimulates curiosity and reinforces essential environmental themes appropriate for each stage. Students get hands-on building a nest box for specific hollow dependent species and explore the Royal Botanic Garden for tree hollows and evidence of animals - supports Stage 2 or 3 NSW 3-6 Science and Technology, and Geography syllabus.
Watch presenter Abbie Mitchell discuss her book A Hollow is a Home on CBA Curious Creatures, Wild Minds at Taronga by clicking here. Abbie’s Children’s Book Council Shortlisted book, A Hollow is a Home is an excellent supporting resource for pre and post learning to this workshop. If you wish to purchase a copy for your school please click here.
- Participate in an interactive presentation about Australian animals that require tree hollows
- Collaboratively build a range of nest boxes for different species – one to take back to school with you per class
- Observe a fascinating display of items including hollows, and animal evidence (scats, tracks and traces)
- Explore the Gardens looking for tree hollows and evidence of animals