Marvellous Minibeast Incursions with Live Minibeasts!
We present a diverse range of minibeasts in our incursions; from butterflies to crayfish, giant litter-bugs to stick insects and mantids to pond-life.
Aligned to your teaching
Our programs are teacher-delivered, complement the curriculum and come with free pre- and post-incursion resources. We’re experienced in teaching from kinder to VCE and will work with you to tailor our visit to your focus.
Your students will be buzzing after this very hands-on minibeast incursion, we bring a bug tent, full of butterflies, stick insects and other creepy crawlies where your students are guided by us to safely handle, feed and interact with our minibeasts.
As students rotate through the tent they also engage with minibeasts at our activity stations, where they can catch waterbugs, study bugs under microscopes, design warning colour patterns and explore life cycles.
Our minibeast incursions encompass:
Features and adaptations
We can tailor an incursion to your learning focus and bring information learnt over years of experience in science industry and insect keeping. After all, we do run one of Australia's biggest commercial butterfly farms!
With great feedback from teachers and many repeat bookings we’re confident that our visit will be talked about long after we have gone.
All incursions are Victorian Curriculum aligned, come with free pre- and post-incursion resources as well as email and phone support for any questions that you and your students have following our visit.
Our competitive pricing structure is excellent value for money.
Less than 40 children: $395 + GST.
40 + children: $9.90 + GST per child.
Minibeasts are the perfect addition to any classroom and keep the learning going long after we have gone. As part of your incursion our retail partners at Butterfly Adventures can supply caterpillar kits, chrysalis kits, stick insect kits and fairy shrimp kits, complete with curriculum resources, simply enquire with us when you book.
Each session runs for 60 minutes. We can adjust to accommodate 50 minute timetables.
Numbers are limited to one class (approximately 25 students) per session, to enable maximum participation and meaningful hands-on time with our minibeasts.
We require the use of a large indoor space such as a BER building, multipurpose room or double-classroom.
We will arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the session to set up.
We have full public liability insurance.
Terms and Conditions:
An estimation of the total cost of the incursion will be made based on current or projected student numbers at the time of booking. Cancellations made 5 or less business days before the date of the incursion will be charged for 50% of the estimated cost of the incursion.
Rural schools 50KM+ from Melbourne may incur a travel surcharge, please discuss this with us when you book.