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Learning destinations are places and organisations to which children can ‘travel’ with their passport to learning.

Learning destinations are places and organisations to which children can ‘travel’ with their passport to learning.

Learning Destinations provide high quality learning activities and experiences with a ‘wow’ factor and have passed the Children’s University own quality assurance process, Planning for Learning. A Learning Destination can range from a museum to a farm to an airport to a corporate business or anything in between, as long as the activity connects with Children’s University learning and has realistic links to a university program.

Becoming a Learning Destination can be a powerful way to engage with the community and contribute to the success and achievement of young people in your region. Being a Learning Destination is a great way to promote your organisation to the local community and to engage with young people in your service delivery.

Learning Destinations can enrich communities and build valuable networks that help support children and their families in their educational journey. Click on each Learning Destination below to see what they have to offer!

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Alys Jackson Writer

Alys Jackson Writer

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What are your goals? My goals are to connect with people through my writing and to pass on the useful tips and knowledge I gain along the way. It is also wonderful to know that people enjoy what I write and get pleasure from something that means a lot to me.

If you are a writer or thinking of writing, I have a blog, pages for children with poems and short stories and illustrations to give younger readers ideas. You can view all of these resources by clicking here.

To receive a stamp in your passport please read one or more of the poems or short stories and leave a comment via the provided text box (bottom of the story/poem). Then provide evidence of the conversation to your in School CUA Coordinator who will then issue a stamp in your passport.

Students who enjoy this particular activity may be interested in studying creative writing, journalism or media. Just some ideas to get you started.

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Athletics NT

Athletics NT

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Athletics Northern Territory is all about the growth, development and promotion of all aspects of track and field, little athletics, cross country, road running and walking in the Northern Territory.

Coles Coaching
In 2019, Coles is making massive investments in athletics across all of Australia. In line with this commitment Athletics NT will be providing free coaching sessions geared towards encouraging new children to the sport athletes aged 6 to 13 years.
Whether it’s your first time, or you want to gain more skills, our fully qualified coaches, clearly identified in Coles outerwear will be at Mararra stadium to engage with and then coach the athletes. It’s free, there is no requirement to be a member of a club. We simply want to provide an easy way to enter the sport of Athletics.
Cost: Free
Time: 4.45pm – 6pm
Location: Mararra Stadium
Day: Wednesdays
Dates: 17 & 24 April
1, 15 & 22 May
12 & 19 June
3, 10, 24 & 31 July
28 August
4 & 11 September

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Build It Up

Build It Up

P 0452 132 749
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Learn and play with the building blocks of electronics – one kit at a time!
At Build IT Up, the goal is to introduce electronics concepts and components to children and adults that have an interest in science and technology. Lets start building!
Technology is omnipresent – you may love or hate it but you can’t escape it. In this day and age of smarter phones and artificial intelligence, people are being strongly encouraged to ACT through touch screens and button clicks (i.e. being given the fish). While this is super-convenient, at Build IT Up, we believe that it is equally important to spread awareness of the underlying principles of why things WORK and how to BUILD them (i.e. teach fishing).
There is no substitute for Hands-On experience and there is no better place to begin than Build IT Up. Through workshops, we gradually introduce electronic components, develop concepts and guide you as you assemble your very own take-home projects. Alternatively, we are happy to provide do-it-yourself electronic projects for you to construct at your own convenience too.
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Bunnings Warehouse Northern Territory

Bunnings Warehouse Northern Territory

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At Bunnings Warehouse D.I.Y. Workshops you can make fun, creative projects like toolboxes, toy trucks, planter boxes and painting projects. There is a different theme every week from garden and woodworking to paint, mosaics and recycled wall art. These workshops are free for children over the age of 5. An adult must accompany all children.

Don’t forget to pack your passport and collect your stamp after the workshop!!

If you enjoy visiting this Learning Destination you may find you have an interest in leadership, building, sustainability, design, or community studies. You could also connect you passion in building to trade, management, landscape design or engineering….. Just some ideas to get you thinking.

You may pursue this passion further and look to find more about trade opportunities.  Helpful Hint: ask a Bunnings Team Member how they became involved and what experiences led them there!

Please Note the following stores are providing validated activities only: Darwin and Palmerston.

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Casuarina Square Shopping Centre

Casuarina Square Shopping Centre

P 08 8960 5455
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Casuarina Square offers free interactive activities and entertainment for kids during key periods throughout the year.

Each activity is unique and will engage with your child, encouraging their imagination, creativity and social skills.

Children can receive a stamp in their passport from The Casuarina Square Customer Service Representative, located at The Customer Service Desk.

Make sure to keep a look out for new events coming soon! Follow us on Facebook.com/cassquare or visit casuarinasquare.com.au for details.

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Centre for Youth and Community Music

Centre for Youth and Community Music

P 894 6013
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The Centre for Youth and Community Music (CYCM) teaches music in a manner that is fun, educational and tailored to each student’s individual needs and goals.
The CYCM offers music curriculum for students of all ages starting from the “very young” in the “Early Childhood and Junior Music Program”.

Providing instrumental music tuition for choirs and small music ensembles on all musical instruments and a wide range of ensembles for guitar, woodwind and brass, voice and string instruments. CYCM works in collaboration with CDU Music Staff from both HE and VET.

Instruments you can learn include:
• Bassoon
• Cello
• Clarinet
• Double Bass
• Drums
• Flute
• Guitar (Classical or Electric and Bass)
• Keyboard (Individual or Group)
• Oboe
• Percussion (Drums, Marimba)
• Piano
• Saxophone
• Trombone
• Trumpet
• Viola
• Violin
• Voice

Ensembles you can join include:
• Clarinet Choir
• Darwin Youth Orchestra (audition required)
• Galway Flute Ensemble
• Growing Voices (ages 7–11)
• Guitar Ensemble
• Junior Strings
• Ukulele Ensemble
• Youth Choir (ages 12–17)
• Youth String Ensemble

During the NT School Calendar, lessons last 30 minutes with 8 lessons/sessions per term.
Individual lessons are $324 per term
Ensemble sessions are $124 per term
Don’t forget! CYCM is registered to receive the $100 Sport Vouchers from the Northern Territory Government Sport Voucher Scheme.

Term 1 commences Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Enrolments are continuous throughout the year, contact the office on 8946 6013 for more information about Term 1 enrolments, 2019, please email your enrolment form to [email protected]

At the CYCM, students work with the Northern Territory’s top music professionals and leading visiting musicians, who are committed to sharing their musical knowledge and experience by offering accessible and affordable music instruction and performance opportunities for all in our community.

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Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

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Charles Darwin University is the home of Children’s University Charles Darwin and hosts a range of activities which include:

  • Discover CDU Day
  • CDU Art Gallery
  • Centre for Youth and Community Music
  • Activities listed in the calendar provided by members of the Charles Darwin University community
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City of Darwin Libraries

City of Darwin Libraries

Darwin, Casuarina, Karama and Nightcliff


The Darwin Libraries (Darwin, Casuarina, Karama and Nightcliff) have some great holiday activities for our CU Students!

Go to the Camouflaged Creatures workshop and get one stamp in your passport!
Illustrator Liz Anelli will demonstrate different art techniques such as paint and scrape, and mono-printing and the kids can have a try.
Bookings required.

Click here for more info

 

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City of Palmerston

City of Palmerston

P 8935 9919

Palmerston has a rapidly growing reputation as a place where events and activities are recognised as a valuable part of our vibrant and diverse community.

There are some great activities to attend over the Christmas school holidays including Summer Reading Club, Activate Kids, Christmas Crafts and many more! Head to www.palmerston.nt.gov.au for more information and to register your spot to some of these amazing activities!

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City of Palmerston Library

City of Palmerston Library

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GADGETS AND GAMES CLUB

Learning + Games = FUN! Is your child aged 5-12 years and do they enjoy hands-on, problem-based learning activities?
Gadgets and Games is based around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning activities, and games for fun!

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm-4.30pm

No bookings required.

LEGO CLUB

Did you know the City of Palmerston Library runs a fantastic after-school program for ages 5-12 years?
Come along to the Lego Club, and create and build whatever you can imagine!

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 3.30pm-4.30pm

No bookings required.

FRILLIES CLUB

Become a member of the Frillies Club today. The Frillies Club is for preschool to year 6 students.
The club aims to assist every child who is a member in the Palmerston area to develop a life-long love of reading and encourage them to join their local library.
Members will receive a Frillies Club Pack which includes a book mark, activity booklet and most importantly a log book.

Members will need to read 5 books, fill in their log book and return it to the library to go into the monthly prize draw (members can hand in multiple log books for the monthly prize draw) and a lucky dip from Freckles the frilled-neck lizard (one lucky dip per month).

We look forward to seeing Frillies Club members when they come into the library.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Children (aged 5-12 years) can get participate in school holidays at the library. See library website for more information. https://www.palmerston.nt.gov.au/community/library/library-programs

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Crocodylus Park

Crocodylus Park

P 8922 4500
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Children’s University participants can visit Crocodylus Park, the largest attraction in Darwin, to see crocodiles “close-up”, to learn about their biology and ecology, to ponder the educational material in the museum, to see the collection of other animals (big cats, monkeys, birds, turtles, snakes, etc) on display. Regular daily tours, including crocodile feeding, leave no doubt as to the power, speed and stealth of these magnificent reptiles.

Open times:
9am -5pm 7 days

Cost:
$20 Children
$40 Adults

*Discount for CU Students and their families:
$15 CU Children
$30 Adults

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Darwin Languages Centre

Darwin Languages Centre

Nemarluk Drive, Ludmilla, NT 0810

P 8985 5359

Leaning another language other than English in a supportive, interactive and engaging environment being taught by native language speakers. Activities include written, oral, use of technology such as ipads and interactive whiteboards, language games, flashcards and readers. Different activities require students to work individually and in collaboration with peers.

Provide quality range of language programs for students in all phases of schooling. Learning a language opens employment opportunities, enables students to use their native language more effectively, assists in bridging gaps between cultures and contributes to international diplomacy and world peace. Languages enhance student’s mental flexibility, creativity and problem solving skills and contributes to a more enjoyable travel experience in a foreign country

Fees are per child per term. More information at Darwin Languages Centre website http://www.darwinlanguagescentre.com/

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Darwin Military Museum

Darwin Military Museum

Darwin

P 8981 9702

The Darwin Military Museum explores the fascinating history of Darwin’s war time involvement during WW2. It tells the story of an extraordinary but little know chapter in Australian history – the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese on the 19th February 1942. The museum also covers most conflicts in which Australia has been involved from WW1 to present.

Wander the lush, tropical grounds and explore an incredible collection of artillery pieces, vehicles, uniforms, models and paintings.

Price:
Concessional rate $14/adult, $7/student with one year free of charge entry pass to one adult and one student.

This is a one-off admission fee and is a special discount rate for Children’s University students and their parents/guardians.

Open 7 Days a week
Wet season hours (1st November – 30th April): 10am-3.30pm
Dry season hours (1st May – 31st October): 9.30am-5pm
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

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Darwin Surf Life Saving Club

Darwin Surf Life Saving Club

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Darwin Surf Life Saving Club hosts the Nippers program for children 5 to 13 years old, and provides activities and learning opportunities in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

The Junior Surf Lifesaving Program season runs Sunday mornings at Casuarina beach from 9-11am from June to September. During the Wet season, extra training takes place at Lake Alexander and Darwin Waterfront.

The focus in the DSLSC is on instilling the children with the necessary skills, confidence and knowledge to enjoy the beach environment safely. Various activities associated with Surf Lifesaving are explored, as well as developing fitness, surf awareness and teamwork.

Activities are all conducted in a fun, friendly and safe environment and include beach sprints and flags, surf swimming and board paddling.

Surf Life Saving exists to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities.

Age for a season is determined as at 30th September at the commencement of that season. Children MUST be 5 years of age to be registered and permitted to participate in any SLS activities. A child’s age group for the season is their age as at midnight 30th September. This is also their competitive age if participating at interclub carnivals and junior state championships.  The U8 age group and above are eligible to compete at interclub and state carnivals.

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George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Darwin

P 8999 4418
F 8981 1647

Come along to the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and participate in three Learning Activities and earn stamps in your passport!

Tree Walk

This multimedia walk showcases 18 special trees in the Gardens. In short texts and videos, we invite you to discover the unique story of each tree. The stories will be told by locals with a special connection to these trees: old timers, poets, immigrants, artists and horticulturalists.

Orienteering

This orienteering experience combines map reading and navigation skills to help you find all of the checkpoints. Download the map from www.teo.asn.au and use it to find the checkpoints around the garden.

Bird Spotting

The bird spotting walk offers an opportunity to find and locate a wide variety of birds in the Gardens. We invite you to find all of the different birds on the sheet and take part in the quiz.

 

The Visitor Centre is open to the public 8am-4pm, 7 days a week. Go in and grab your Tree booklet, Bird watching form and map today!

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Girl Guides NT

Girl Guides NT

P 8981 3628
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Girl Guides Mission:
To empower girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members.

Girl-led opportunities to develop skills in leadership and teamwork, whilst experiencing fun, friendship and adventure.

CU Students are able to attend two weekly meetings/ events without having to formally sign up. Much like a “try before you buy”.

Find other Girl Guide venues at Moil, Bakewell and Humpty Doo

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Golf NT

Golf NT

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Golf NT aims to create a pathway for students by delivering golf sessions within school hours, after school hours and during school holiday periods.  We intend to build momentum through continuous exposure and delivering “fun” rather than pressure.  Specifically we want to:

  • Grow our golf community and provide pathways for fun and competitive participation.
  • Promote and advance the game of golf in the Northern Territory;
  • Generally to engender by association a communal feeling amongst these golfers and to promote the best interests of the game.
  • Dispel the perceived connotation that golf courses are not welcoming to children.
  • Follow a holistic approach to build confidence both on and off the golf course.

Provide an experience of the discipline and mental strength the game and golf can develop for a person of any age.

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Good Dog AAI

Good Dog AAI

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We provide Therapy Dog visits in Darwin, Palmerston and surrounds.

*Date, time, duration and cost of activity’s with the Therapy Dogs is still to be confirmed.*

Children’s University students can learn multiple lessons;

  • The application of Animal Assisted Therapies (i.e. Therapy Dogs, Classroom Dogs, Equine Therapy, Story Dogs, Service Dogs)
  • Dog needs & Dog wants
  • How to be a good member of the community
  • Jobs with dogs

Students will receive a stamp in their Passport at end of each lesson.

Min/Max age of students: 6-9 y.o
Max number of students: 10-12

For more information visit the website: www.gooddogaai.com
Or visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GoodDogAAI

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Kristin’s Poems for Kids

Kristin’s Poems for Kids

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My name is Kristin Martin and I’m a poet from South Australia. On my website you can find some of my favourite poems. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. Some of these poems are funny. Some are silly. And some are about the beautiful things in life. Let me know which ones you like.

To receive a stamp in your passport, you will need to read some of the poems on the website, then choose one of the poems and leave a detailed comment in the box below. Your comment and my reply will be posted on the website within a few days. You will then to provide evidence of our conversation to your in-school CUA Coordinator, who will issue a stamp for 30 minutes for the poem conversation.

Students who enjoy this activity may develop an interest in creative writing, journalism or media and choose to pursue further study in one of these fields at a tertiary level.

The poems are suitable for students aged 6 to 12.

For more information click here.

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Mike Lucas Poetry

Mike Lucas Poetry

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Welcome to Mike Lucas’s Monthly Poetry Challenge!!! This challenge will involve some form of creative writing in the genre of poetry. Mike may ask you to write a poem on a particular subject, or in a certain form, or to include a particular tool of poetry. All the information needed to write your poem will be on his website. When you have finished your poem, email it to Mike and he will reply with some feedback.

To receive a stamp in your passport, you will need to complete the monthly challenge which is available via the website here. Simply take your email and feedback from Mike to your School Coordinator to receive a stamp for 30mins in your passport. The important thing to remember is that every poem is different and what you write, as long as you follow the set rule, will always be right.

Students who enjoy this activity may develop an interest in creative writing, journalism or media and choose to pursue further study in one of these fields at a tertiary level.

The anticipated age range for the students is 7-12

For more information click here.

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Museum and Art Gallery of the NT

Museum and Art Gallery of the NT

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Our programs encourage students to develop critical and creative thinking skills and to apply their ideas to art-making or natural science activities.

Open Hours:
10:00am – 5:00pm Daily
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Discovery Centre
The Discovery Centre is a fun and creative space for kids and families. Drop in daily from 1-4pm for free arts and craft activities; pull up a comfy bean bag and explore the children’s book and puzzle library or just enjoy a bit of quiet time out with your youngsters.

Peer into the microscope and draw an amazing micro world onto Perspex discs to be displayed in the Discovery Centre! Inspiration will be drawn from artist Joanna Roberts’ installation of Darwin’s flora and fauna as it begins to decorate the walls.

MAGNT Explorers
Take on the MAGNT Explorer challenge by solving cryptic clues that will lead you through the galleries. Each explorer to complete a trail wins a prize. Pick up your MAGNT Explorer pack from the friendly staff at the foyer information desk.

Pig-Nosed Turtle Feeding
Join the pig-nosed turtle and his friends in the Monsoon Garden for feedings every Friday morning at 10am. Learn fun facts from MAGNT Natural Sciences staff about this unique reptile found only in Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea, whose conservation status is listed as vulnerable with the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

For more information visit the MAGNT Website: www.magnt.net.au/

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NT Art Storms

NT Art Storms

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NT Art Storms provide creative art activities such as Sand Cards and Batik Ink. Both exploring childrens imaginations and creative streaks through fun, fine motor skills, sensory, preparation and planning whilst making masters pieces that builds confidence. The duration is from 15 minutes to 1 hour.

NT Art Storms provides art activities for social and calendar events and can customise event boxes to suit your needs. To book, please send an enquiry using the email with as much details possible.

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NT Parks and Wildlife

NT Parks and Wildlife

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Learn about Darwin and the NT’s unique natural, cultural and historic places

Territory ‘Parks Alive’ program from 1 May – 31 August 2018

Check out the brochures below to see so many free adventures near you for you to enjoy!

Darwin and Katherine:

https://dtc.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/499017/top-end-territory-parks-alive-brochure.pdf

Alice Springs:

https://dtc.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/499408/central-and-barkly-territory-parks-alive-brochure.pdf

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Walking shoes
  • Plenty of questions!
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On the Job

On the Job

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“On the Job” is an online curriculum concept, blending online and offline activities into an understanding of employment and the modern workplace.

Here you can find out real people’s experiences on working “On the Job”. Sometimes it might be different to what you think!

Suitable for ages 10 – 14 years old.

To access “On the Job” please click here.

Provide evidence of completing an online activity, for example, photographs, written report or video recording to your in school CUA Coordinator to receive a stamp in your passport. Time allocated is at the discretion of the in school CUA Coordinator.

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Parliament House

Parliament House

Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800

P (08) 8946 1414
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Come along to Parliament House to learn about our Northern Territory democracy and parliament. This Learning Destination has three main activities for you to participate in:

 

Guided Tour

A guided tour of Parliament House offers children aged 7-14 years, a unique opportunity to explore a historic building as well as learn about our system of government and parliamentary procedures in the Northern Territory. You will also learn about the history of Darwin, including the bombing of Darwin in WWII.

 

Children who wish to participate in this event should gather in the foyer of Parliament House at 3:45 pm on the date specified. Tours are 45 minutes in duration and occur twice each month throughout the year. Additional tours will be offered during school holidays.

For further information, please see our website: https://parliament.nt.gov.au/about-parliament/parliamentary-education-services

 

Role-Play

Want to experience what it is like to be a Member of Parliament? Why not come along with a group of your friends and take part in a parliamentary role-play? Decide on the Bill you would like to debate, take the role of a Government, Opposition or Independent Member, or take another role in parliament e.g. Chief Minister, Speaker or Serjeant-At-Arms. You will be provided with parliamentary robes, props and scripts to accurately show what happens in parliament.

 

This is a one hour school holiday activity for students aged 7-14 years, requiring a minimum number of ten students. Can be combined with the Guided Tour of Parliament House activity.

 

Parliament in Action

Come along and see the Members of Parliament debating in the Chamber. You can observe a Meeting of Parliament from the glassed public gallery for one hour to learn about how our parliament works by experiencing parliament in action. Meetings of Parliament are held on 31 days throughout the year from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Please see the Meetings schedule in the calendar, www.parliament.nt.gov.au

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Royal Flying Doctor Service

Royal Flying Doctor Service

45 Stokes Hill Road
Stokes Hill Wharf
Darwin 0800

P (08) 8983 5700
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Guests get to see, experience and learn of the heroic tales of the birth and growth of Royal Flying Doctor Service and relive the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that rocked Australia in 1942.
Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility fosters learning through the interactive technology and is designed to bring history to life and engage with our guests.

Tours go for 1.5 hours.

Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Last Tour 4.00pm
Public Holidays 10am – 3pm
Last Tour 2.00pm
Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday

Ticket Prices
$28 per Adult
$16 per Child (6 to 14)
$22 per Senior, Students and Concession
$70 Family (two adults, two children)

For more information, please visit rfdsdarwin.com.au

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Scouts NT

Scouts NT

P 08 8948 0994
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The Aim of the Scout Association of Australia is to encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they can take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities.

All sections and Groups across the NT create their own programs.  Youth are responsible to help produce these in a Youth Lead Adult supported environment.

Joeys (5-8 years) http://www.nt.scouts.com.au/Joeys

Cubs (7 ½ – 11 years) http://www.nt.scouts.com.au/Cubs

Scouts (10 ½ – 15 years) http://www.nt.scouts.com.au/Scouts

Venturers (14 ½ – 18 years) http://www.nt.scouts.com.au/Venturers

For more informationplease click on the following link: http://www.nt.scouts.com.au/Home

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Story Box Library

Story Box Library

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Did you know that 85% of what we learn we learn by listening? Do you love hearing stories be performed? Take a sneak peak into Story Box Library and listen to your favourite or new stories come alive…

Think of Story Box Library as an on-line ‘reading room’. It’s a place where the wonderful world of Australian Children’s Literature is on permanent exhibit. Story Box Library is committed to supporting and encouraging the practice of storytelling – they want your imaginations to soar.

Story Box Library creates through videos an interactive experience inviting storytellers to read stories. These may be people you recognise… sports people, musicians, comedians, actors, all with varying accents and from different cultures.

Story Box Library is a live streaming service, which means once logged in, you have instant access to our content without having to download files. You will require a internet connection to access our library. There are also different membership levels available for purchase and some stories for free. Check out the pricing options here.

Stories have been broken down into the following categories:

  • Pre-School (3 – 5 years)
  • Lower Primary (5-7 years)
  • Middle Primary (8-10 years)
  • Upper Primary (10 – 12 years)

Want to get a sneak preview for what Story Box Library is like, then click here. There are always new and interesting opportunities taking place at the Story Box Library – Check it out here.

After listening to a book you can provide evidence of learning to your in-school Children’s University Australia Coordinator by filling out the Book Review Template –Book Review.

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Kids Tennis Classes

Tennis is one of the world’s most popular sports.
Thanks to ANZ Hot Shots, learning to play is fun and easy with modified equipment; smaller racquets and slower balls.
Tennis provides countless physical benefits including hand eye co-ordination, gross and fine motor skills, balance and body co-ordination, all the while building acceleration, speed, leg strength, agility and flexibility. Tennis also promotes overall good health, mental strength, builds social skills and teaches the importance of teamwork.

Lesson Times

5- 7 year olds:
Cost: $12
Monday 5:30 – 6:00pm
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:00pm

8 – 12 year olds:
Cost: $15
Thursday 4:00 – 5:00pm or
Friday 5:oo – 6:00pm

Aged 13+
Cost: $15
Wednesday 5 – 6pm
or Saturday 9:30 – 10:30am

Make sure to come see us at the canteen after your lesson to collect your passport stamp

For more information check out our website: www.tennispalmerston.com

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Territory Wildlife Park

Territory Wildlife Park

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The Territory Wildlife Park is a Learning Destination where visitors can emotionally connect with nature and witness the complex interplay of animal behaviour and care, conservation practices and entertainment. It is an ideal destination for visitors seeking learning experiences outside of school hours because the unique collection of animal and plant species is available almost every day of the year. By promoting and providing opportunities to learn at the Territory Wildlife Park, these young people, and the wider population, may access zoos facilities, connect to nature and become motivated to save species from extinction.

Validated activities include:

Animal Observation
Territory Wildlife Park provides animal feeding and keeper talks at regular times throughout the weekend and holidays. These talks focus on individual and environmental issues relating to the species, including positive actions people can take to help save the species from extinction. These talks usually take about 15-20 minutes with an opportunity to ask the Keeper questions related to the species.
These feeding times can be found on the website by clicking here.
Attending 4 animal feeding or keeper talks will result in 2 hours being added to your passport. Collect your stamps from the Guides at the Main Station.

Toad Bust
Come along to the Territory Wildlife Park for an evening of searching and discovery. Bring along your torch, insect repellant and your sense of adventure and help us kick goals for conservation. Cane Toads were introduced as a biological control for the Cane Beetle, a pest of Sugar Cane Farming in QLD. Unfortunately they were not effective as a biological control and have since spread over most of Northern Australia where they are a key threatening process for a lot of Australian wildlife. Cane Toads will eat anything that they can fit into their mouths and also if one of our wildlife eats a Cane Toad then they are poisoned by the toad’s toxic poison (with few exceptions).

By participating in the event you will be reducing the risk to our native wildlife by removing toads from the ecosystem as well as learning about Cane Toad biology and impacts.
Click here for when the toad bust is on.

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The Burning Circus

The Burning Circus

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Welcome to The Burning Circus!

Come visit us at our amazing circus space! We run a variety of workshops, that include – Drumming Workshops (Djembe), Team-build & Trust Games, Ground Based Circus Arts – Hula Hoop, Juggling, Poi, Diabolo, Flower Sticks, Spinning Plates, Staff, Ribbon Twirling, Handstands, Unicycle, Rola Bola

We also accept Sports Vouchers and we will provide a 15% discount to all Children’s University Participants!

Have a look at our website for more information!
www.theburningcircus.com.au/

 

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The Coral Garden - Dr Tullio Rossi

The Coral Garden - Dr Tullio Rossi

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Tullio Rossi completed his PhD in Climate Science at the University of Adelaide in 2016. During his studies he also worked as a Graphic Designer. Tullio has now combined his scientific and design backgrounds to produce scientific videos focused on marine biology and preservation of the planet’s resources.

Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of selected videos by completing the corresponding activity sheets. Please note the appropriate YouTube links are also found on the activity sheets below.

Lost at Sea – Worksheet

The Coral Garden – The Story of Frank the Coral- Worksheet

Poop for Climate

The Story of Lily The Sea Turtle

Completed worksheets are to be taken to your in school CUA Coordinator and they will issue 30 minutes and a stamp in your passport.

To check out all of Dr Tullio Rossi’s work please visit The Coral Garden YouTube page by clicking here.

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Tracks Dance Company

Tracks Dance Company

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Tracks Dance Company is located in Darwin and produces original dance works that celebrate an important part of Australian culture – the frontier of the Northern Territory. A multi-awarded centre of excellence, Tracks is a hub of expertise in community dance built on an extended history of trusted community collaboration. Tracks is an innovator, developing Australian dance that values and utilises a diversity of dance practice.

Tracks Dance Company celebrates: People – their stories, truths and diverse heritage; Place – Darwin with the deserts of Central Australia to the south, and the tropics of South East Asia to the north; Spirit – the vitality of a living culture enriched by traditional and contemporary life.

En Masse
Workshops: Various times May – June. Contact Tracks for details.
Performance: Darwin Fringe Festival 5-14 July, exact date TBC
Free activity, open to all ages
Stamp received from dance leaders at time/location of workshop/performance (possible for students to receive multiple stamps as activity comprises of multiple workshops and one performance).
A large-scale community participation project that invites people of all ages and abilities to learn a short dance piece based around the idea of tourists descending on Darwin city.
Links to Higher Education – Creative Industries
http://www.tracksdance.com.au/en-masse-0

G.P.S
Performances: August 18 – 24 as part of the Darwin Festival
Duration 1 hr
Ticketed performance, open to all ages
Stamp received from Tracks staff at the Box Office for attending the performance
Children are invited to come and watch one of Tracks’ signature Darwin Festival performances. G.P.S will be a walking tour of site-specific work building on the notion of City Spacemakers. (An international movement that uses interventions to help make our cities, buildings and spaces work better).
Links to Higher Education – Creative Industries
http://www.tracksdance.com.au/gps

Make a Dance in a Week (MADIAW)
7-11 October, 3 hr workshop each day plus performance for family members on Friday 11th.
Cost: $100 or school sports voucher
Open to students from Year 4-12
Location: Tracks Dance Company studio, Harbour View Plaza, Darwin City
Stamp received by dance leaders at the time of workshop (possible for students to receive multiple stamps as activity comprises of 5 days of workshops and one performance.)
MADIAW is Tracks’ once-yearly school holiday program that engages school students in intensive movement workshops and closely involves participants in a fun and challenging choreographic process.
Links to Higher Education – Creative Industries

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