The programme

Kindergartens and Preschools

Naturally curious and learning from close inspection and touch, this age group is particularly vulnerable to accidental bites and stings. Discussion on where our venomous creatures might be found, how to avoid them and the importance of seeking adult help, greatly reduce the risk to this age group.

Simple and fun follow-up worksheets are available to help reinforce the safety aspects of the "Deadly Australians" discussion.

Primary Schools

Format of programme:

Australia's most dangerous venomous wildlife, e.g. snakes, spiders, and marine creatures are discussed in turn, including classification. Interesting facts, curious habits and little known 'secrets' fascinate this age group, making learning both fun and easy.

The roles of these creatures in our ecosystem is discussed, as is conservation.

Students learn how to avoid bites and stings .. and if bitten:

The most important past of the session, First Aid. First Aid is demonstrated for each bite and sting situation.

Viewing and question time, where the students are encouraged to ask questions and view the exhibits more closely.

Teachers please note: The "Deadly Australians" programme can be tailored to suit specific units of work and interest.
Worksheets are also available.

Secondary Schools

In addition to the above information, subjects of classification of phylum, ecology, venom properties and antivenoms shall
also be discussed. As for primary schools, the "Deadly Australians" programme can be tailored to suit specific units of
work and interest.

PLEASE NOTE: The "Deadly Australians" programme is educational, promoting safety and caution.
Under no circumstances will live venomous creatures be handled in front of the children.