This delightful program is designed for children aged 3-8.
Carolina Zuluaga is an ecologist, who worked in the Galapagos Islands. She took part in the program to introduce the Australian Ladybird to the Islands to control a feral insect that was attacking plants and destroying the balance in the ecosystem.
She has transformed her first-hand experience into a fabulously quirky story that introduces children to the insects and animals, and helps them understand basic ecology. Cuddly toys, a giant iPhone, and the wicked El Pulgon, come together to charm and delight.
This Science Communicator program is part of a series of school incursions developed to highlight the underpinning role that culture plays in shaping human progress, presented in partnership with the Royal Society of Victoria.
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Prep – Year 4
Cost per Student
Number of Students
$539 (inc GST)
Curriculum Benefits of this Program
– Living things live in different places where their needs are met
– Living things have basic needs, including food and water
– Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive
– Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships
– Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions
– Natural processes and human activity cause changes to Earth’s surface
– Relationships that assist the survival of living things
– Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures
– Reflecting on intercultural experiences and taking responsibility
– Investigate culture and cultural identity
– Explore and compare cultural knowledge, beliefs and practices
– Develop respect for cultural diversity
– Challenge stereotypes and prejudices