inaugural "Wiggling Wombat" at
Trinity pre-school in Orange, NSW.
Class photo at Trinity pre-school.
3/4, Drummond Memorial School
K12 (kindy and Y1 and Y2 of infants),
Gum Flat Public School near Inverell, NSW.
K12 group photo, Gum Flat Public School.
345 (Yrs 3, 4 & 5 of primary school,
at Gum Flat Public School.
Dennis is proud to present the two hour course, What to do with
a Wiggling Wombat, a Fauna First Aid lecture.
are two sessions of "Wiggling Wombat", one for pre-schoolers
and one directed at children in infants and primary school.
titled "Wiggling Wombat" the course covers all native
animals including birds, kangaroos, reptiles, koalas, and of course
course includes the following topics:
do you do if you come across a wiggling wombat in distress?
does your mum or dad pick up a wiggling wombat?
do you feed a wiggling wombat?
the fun filled program Linda shares stories of some of the native
animals that have been in her care over the 10 years she's been
a wildlife carer.
was also a "take a wild guess" competition using photographs and
the wonderful native animal soft toys that were donated to the program
by the Australian Geographic Society and Mink Plush (a Division
of TomFoolery Holdings Pty Ltd).
featuring native animals, chocolate Freddo Frogs, Caramelo Koalas
and Fruity Frogs are given as prizes.
the competition Linda also displayes how to properly handle a native
animal so that the handler and the animal are not injured. She also
advises what the "nasty bits" are in each animal species, such as
claws and teeth (and in the male Platypuses case - the poisonous
two hour long presentation has the kids transfixed and keen to learn
more. An eight page booklet titled "What to do with a Wiggling Wombat"
is also eagerly received.
mini-manual, which details correct handling technique, is distributed
to all students for them to take home and share with their families.
The Fauna First Aid program is not only fun for participants but also educational
and in the long run our precious native animals will benefit from Linda's knowledge
more the community knows about rescuing and providing short term care for native
animals the better. And in the end, from a combined community effort, there will
be more animals that are received into care and rehabilitated by experienced wildlife
carers, resulting in more animals being returned to the bush…… which is exactly
where they belong.
you would like to book a Fauna First Aid session for your school
or community group please contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
from schools where Wiggling Wombat
has been presented
you so much for visiting 3/4 at Drummond Memorial Public School.
The children found your talk very engaging and informative. The
children loved the assortment of Australian animal toys you had
and seeing and hearing the animals in your interactive whiteboard
presentation. We are now regular visitors to your website and have
enjoyed reading the animal's stories. The syllabus links with our
unit were excellent as you brought our unit to life and the children
could identify with the issues that humans present to the native
wild life. The students were fascinated by the different types of
wombat and many went on to further research the wombats. We enjoyed
the talk and hope to have you back soon."
Act. Assistant Principal
Drummond Memorial Public School
Crossing Wildlife presented their Australian Wildlife show at our
school recently. Two multi stage groups participated and each show
was engaging to all students. The models and whiteboard display
were first class as was the visit of the baby wombat which was in
care at that time. Our children reacted with interest to Linda's
line of discussion and questioning and they were keen to follow-up
with the work materials left after the visit. INTERESTING, ENGAGING
AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE - we could not ask for much more"
Flat Public School