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Thu, 03 Nov


Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre

Primary Teacher Science PD

Join us for a free workshop to introduce you to teaching resources, incursions & excursions with Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre and Primary Australian Literacy, Mathematics and Science (PALMS). Tickets:

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Primary Teacher Science PD
Primary Teacher Science PD

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03 Nov 2022, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Cnr Flynn and, Selby St, Wembley WA 6018, Australia

About the Event

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Join us for a free workshop to introduce you to the range of science resources prepared by Australian Earth Science Education (AusEarthEd) and Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre.

Date: Thursday 3rd November, 2022

Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Venue: Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre - Cnr Flynn & Selby Streets, Wembley



  • 3:30-4:30: Exciting Earth & Space Science with PALMS

This session will be hands-on, allowing you to have a go at many of the Earth & Space Science activities from the Primary Australian Literacy Mathematics and Science (PALMS) package prepared by AusEarthEd. All of these resources are also available for free download from the website We will also provide you with information about opportunities for free incursion visits for your school.

  • 4:30-5:30: Connect with Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre

This session will introduce you to the wide range of Environmental Science educational opportunities through the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, operated by the WA Gould League. These include incursions, excursions in the centre and around Herdsman Lake and Aboriginal cultural experiences. More information can be found here

The Primary Australian Literacy Mathematics & Science (PALMS) Program aims to enrich and support the teaching of earth science from Kindergarten to Year 6 across Australia. This will be achieved by providing, within the mandated Earth and Space Science curriculum, hands-on activities integrating aspects of Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences as well as relevant components of English, Mathematics and other subjects into teaching packages that can be easily accessed by teachers of Kindergarten to Year 6. The program is an initiative of Australian Earth Science Education with the support of Santos.

The Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre is located within the Herdsman Lake Regional Park. The centre is managed by the WA Gould League, a not-for-profit organisation committed to nurturing a passion for nature through education, innovation and communication. Herdsman Lake is the largest wetland in the inner metropolitan area, supporting a diversity of wildlife that is a rare occurrence in an urban setting. Herdsman Lake is also a valuable cultural heritage site. The Nyoongar people call it Noogenboro and used it as a food source in the past.

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