Wednesday, January 19, 2011
On Monday, I took my two eldest nephews on a Minibeast Safari which is part of the Summer By The Sea program run by the DSE.
We learned all about the different types of bugs and insects that live in our waterways, and how the fussy bugs determine the quality of the water. Basically, if you can find fussy bugs, then the water is nice and clean.
After learning about the types of bugs that we would find, everyone had a turn at catching some bugs with the net.
Then the boys had to separate the tadpoles from the bugs.... so that the bugs didn't end up being lunch!
With their tray of Minibeast Soup, they had to identify and separate the different bugs....
.... and then they were also able to build model bugs.
Sasha from Melbourne Water did a fabulous job in keeping all of the different aged kids entertained and interested the whole way through the session, and the boys had a great time.
The Summer By The Sea program has lots of free activities, and you can also keep up to date on Facebook.
** No Minibeasts were harmed during the safari (they all ended up back in their little pond)
**Good news - we found Fussy Bugs which means that the water was nice and clean
**Thanks to Beky for the tip off!