Entomology for early learners Year levels ECE, 1 - 3 Duration One hour 2014 sessions Terms 1 – 4 (Monday – Friday), $5 Investigate some of New Zealand's insects and arachnids The Entomology programme encourages students to actively explore and investigate the topics around insects and entomological practices delivered from our Weird and Wonderful (children’s discovery centre). Our programme aims to inspire students to become future scientists, environmentalists, or entomologists. We’ll also encourage them to respect and care for and understand the animals and creatures (living) that play a vital role in our environment and ecosystem. Through the programme we hope to further connect students with Auckland Museum’s entomology collections, curators/scientist and history. The vision and desired learning outcomes of the Entomology programme are: To describe and inspire our audience about the role of an entomologist To investigate and explore entomological tools and their use Observe and identify the characteristics of an arachnid and insect Through stories explore the connectedness/relevancy of our entomology collection to the history of the Weird and Wonderful gallery The importance of insects to our environment Further explore the live insect’s displays in Weird and Wonderful Share and relate their experiences relating to the living world. This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education. Booking information This programme is hosted in the Museum's Stevenson Learning Centre where we can accommodate up to 30 students. There is a minimum charge of 20 students per session, at $6 (2013), $5 (2014) per school student. Contact one of our programmers for more information, or book your session now. Book now Related Museum galleries and resources This programme may be combined with visits to the Land gallery, the Natural History Information Centre, or a visit to another Museum gallery of your choice.