Events

Guest Speakers

Friends of the AALBG Guest Speaker Series

AALBG Conference Room

Dates to be advised.

Other Events

Native Bee Day @ Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden – Sunday 15th April

Presenter: Jenny Deans B.E. Dip. Hort.

Download a PDF Program: Native Bee Day Poster & Program.pdf

Bookings Essential

10:00am – 11:00am
‘Discover Native Bees’ talk

An introduction to native bees and their world.

Cost: $5 per person (payment required upon booking)

Venue: Conference Room

Bookings can be made in person (Gift Shop) or via telephone (08) 8641 9116

11:00am – 11:30am
Morning Tea included for participants

Tea & coffee facilities provided OR buy the particular coffee and delicious snack of your choice from the Café.

11:30am – 12:30pm
‘Through the Bees Eyes’ Guided Walk (limited numbers)

A walk in the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden (AALBG).

Cost: $5 per person (payment required upon booking)

Venue: Meet under the veranda outside the sliding doors of the Visitor Centre

Bookings can be made in person (Gift Shop) or via telephone (08) 8641 9116

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Native Bee ‘B n B’ workshop (limited numbers)

Make a mini bee hotel to take home.

Cost: $10 per person (payment required upon booking)

Venue: Arid Explorers Children’s Garden

Bookings can be made in person (Gift Shop) or via telephone (08) 8641 9116

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Afternoon Tea

Tea & coffee facilities provided OR buy the particular coffee and delicious snack of your choice from the Café

3:00pm – 4:00 pm
‘Bees go Viral’ Educators Workshop

Workshop and discussion for teachers, community groups and other educators

Learning about native bees captures children's imaginations as there are so many common perceptions (based on honeybees) that don't apply to native bees.

Discover stories about native bees that illustrate simply and clearly abstract concepts such as biodiversity, ecosystem services, food security, biosecurity and conservation.

Finding out about native bees will change the way that you see the environment around you. It will give you new ways to think about and value urban reserves and remnant native vegetation.

Caring for native bee populations is simple and a great way to involve students and the wider community in positive and effective environment conservation activities.

Work with science educator peers to use values framing and a ‘head, heart, hands’ approach to engaging with the natural world, applicable to native bees and many other topics.

Cost: $5 per person (payment required upon booking)

Venue: Conference Room

Bookings can be made in person (Gift Shop) or via telephone (08) 8641 9116

IMPORTANT NOTES

Arid Explorers Children’s Garden – FREE and always available

the AALBG has created an “Arid Explorers Children's Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia's arid lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring & being creative. The shelter shed in this area can be booked for groups/activities/kids parties. If you would like to bring a group to use this space, please call (08) 8641 9116 to ensure it is available.

Children’s Discovery Walk – FREE and always available

Explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor

Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and is a wonderful way for families to explore the garden. If you would prefer to print off a checklist before you arrive, you can download one here.

School Holiday Activity Table and Sand Play Table

Every school holidays, including interstate holidays, a free activity table is set up at the Visitor Centre to keep children entertained while parents spend time browsing the gift and plant shop, or enjoying a relaxing coffee in the picturesque cafe. Children can enjoy sand play and create their own landscapes using natural materials gathered from the garden.

For any event enquiries please call (08) 8641 9116.