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MudNMinibeasts small“What is that??”

MudNMinibeasts is one of our most popular hands-on, outdoor learning experience where students personally discover the tiny aquatic life who call Herdsman Lake home.

Students sample the living macro-invertebrates in our freshwater lake with scoop-nets. They then identify, sort and classify the living organisms.

*It is recommended that this activity be combined with the Swamp Safari to create an outstanding half- day excursion.

At the end of MudNMinibeasts, students will have:

• Conducted independent and group investigation of aquatic life in Herdsman Lake
• Identified freshwater macro-invertebrates and discussed their life-cycles, their importance in the wetland food web and described the adaptations that help them survive in their habitat


Excursion details

Duration: 45 min – 1 hour; with Swamp Safari, Half day (morning or afternoon)
Class size: 1 – 2 classes (30 – 60 students). Minimum of 10 students.
Cost: $13.00/student inc GST (for half day program)
Teachers/Parents FREE
FREE Teacher Resource Pack upon booking

If you decide to cancel your environmental program booking, please provide at least 7 days’ notice so we can offer another group the opportunity to visit. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, if you do not provide 7 days’ notice, the minimum booking fee of $150 per class will apply. Schools that do not provide any notice of cancellation and fail to attend on the day, will be charged the full fee, as reflected by their booking for that day.