Available at both Melbourne & Cranbourne Gardens

Get close to the myriad of mini creatures that make up the majority of the animal kingdom.

Students will learn about the functions of a worm farm and through observation and exploration, will discover the abundance of invertebrates that can be found in gardens and learn why they are crucial for keeping our planet healthy.

Students will

  • Identify and compare different invertebrates' habitats
  • Discover why plants attract and repel little creatures
  • Investigate pond aquatic invertebrates (Cranbourne Gardens)
  • Make potpourri to take home (Melbourne Gardens)

Key focuses

  • Invertebrates life cycles
  • Relationship between plants and invertebrates
  • Learn how invertebrates help gardens to grow
  • Minibeast observations in different habitats and their connection to the plant world

Links to Victorian Curriculum

  • Level F-2 Science and Ethical Capability
  • Level 3-4 Science and Geography
  • Level 5-6 Science