City of Adelaide Events for Students
1) Bat Ramble – for teachers and educators
Local bat researchers and experts will take educators on an informative walking tour, stopping at significant locations to discuss the incredible story of the Grey-headed Flying-fox. Find out how these bats came to be in Adelaide, their ecology, behaviour and why we should protect them. There will be ample time to have your questions about these magnificent mammals answered by the experts. This session may provide an opportunity for professional learning, if it aligns with your content areas / specialisations. For example, building content knowledge on endangered animals as a learning activity. NRM Education will also introduce a Grey-headed Flying-fox teaching resource.
When: Thursday 31 October. Meet at 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm start.
Where: Meet at the entrance to Botanic Park on Frome Rd. Register for this free event now!
2) Bat Trail – take your students!
Find out interesting facts about the Grey-headed Flying-fox by following the Bat Trail.
Visit the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari from October and look out for the orange bat tags hanging in the trees between the University Footbridge and Albert Bridge on Frome Rd.
The Bat Trail will be accessible until mid-December and can be accompanied by an activity booklet. Visit cityofadelaide.com.au/GHFlyingFox for more information and where to pick up booklets.
3. StrawFreeSchools in StrawFreeADL: Is your school canteen embracing the StrawFree movement?
The ABC’s War on Waste highlighted the impact of single-use plastic straws so Government, businesses and schools are working towards avoiding and reducing single-use plastics including straws. The City of Adelaide has some useful straw resources like alternative information, pledge posters and a handy supplier guide for more environmentally friendly options, all available on the Sustainable Events website. Why not set a challenge and go single-use plastic straw free as part of your Nude Food efforts or Less to Landfill challenge during October, to educate students about environmental stewardship and reduce materials to landfill. For more information on any of these, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.