Build a Nesting Box - a Classroom Project Addressing the Bush Fire Crisis (PL2037)

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

This hands-on workshop will offer a step-by-step guide to designing and building nesting boxes for Australian wildlife made homeless by the bush fire crisis. It's a great way to engage your students in positive action and creative problem solving, offering a classroom project that tackles a real-life crisis affecting all Australians.

This hands-on session is delivered by Ken Aitken, who teaches at Yea High School. In 2009, his community was decimated by the Black Saturday bush fires, and with the support of the Lions Club, the Goulburn Broken River Authority and the Landcare Network, Ken set up his nesting box program with this Year 8 Wood class. He says, "To make something for the community was... a very cathartic experience for the students."

To date, the Yea High School students have built and placed over 200 nesting boxes in their local area.

There is currently a state-wide program in schools to build nesting boxes for communities damaged in the most recent fires, managed by Peninsula Grammar teacher Liz Keep.  This workshop will support teachers who wish to participate with their classes but would benefit from the chance to improve their skills in working with wood,

The cost of this session includes all materials, and you will be able to take home your finished box to use as a guide for your classes.

When:

10am - 3.30pm

Friday 21st Feb 2020

Where:

Overnewton Anglican Community College

Taylors Lakes Campus

Cost:

$199 for Members - Prices include refreshments, lunch and all materials used on the day

$350 for Non-members - Prices include DATTA Vic membership, and refreshments, lunch and all materials used on the day

$99 for Students - Prices include DATTA Vic membership, and refreshments, lunch and all materials used on the day


Thanks to The Department of Education & Training for their support for DATTA Vic through the Strategic Partnership Programs Fund.


DATTA Vic Cancellations and Refunds

DATTA Vic will refund the full fee if you cancel 4 or more working days before a workshop, seminar or conference.  We will charge 50% of the fee if you cancel 1 to 3 days before the event, unless a medical certificate is provided.