Butterflies in Classrooms

Let Butterfly Adventures bring the excitement of butterflies into your school’s classroom! The Butterfly Adventures Incursion Program has been developed by teachers and we have given hundreds of presentations from preschool to tertiary level. Our educators will work with you to tailor a presentation to suit your needs.

The presentations are linked to AusVELS levels from foundation to Level 6 and we now have worksheets with pre- and post-incursion lesson and activities suggestions.

Live butterflies are brought into the class and their complicated lives are revealed and explained using amusing props like the ‘butterfly costume’. Students will have a chance to touch butterflies and watch them eating.

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In this highly entertaining and hands-on session among many other things, the students
will learn about:

• The life cycle of butterflies
• How butterflies breathe
• Why butterflies see 200 times more than us
• What is the smallest and largest butterfly
• How far can butterflies fly
• Learn the difference between butterflies and moths
• How long do butterflies live
• Butterfly jargon words like “spiracles’ and “proboscis”

Students will also find out about the differences between butterflies and moths, where the silk comes from, and many other fascinating facts.
A question and answer time is a part of every presentation.

Chrysalis Kits and Caterpillar Kits can be provided at discounted price.

The cost:

  • Primary and Secondary school:  $250(+GST)  for 1-hour presentation.  Minimum booking is two presentations.  Max 25 students per class.  We can give up to 5 presentations per day.  Three or more presentations are only $200 (+GST) each.
  • Kindergartens, preps and preschools – $250(+GST) for 60 minute presentation.  Max 25 students per class.

Extra fee of $35 applies for locations outside of the 25 km radius of the Metropolitan zone and $50 for locations 40-50km away from the centre to cover travel cost and time.  For more remote locations please talk to us and we will work something out.

If you paying by cheque, please send your cheque to Butterfly Adventures, PO Box 316, Carnegie 3163

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthrneo


Presentations and caterpillar kit packages.

We have come up with fantastic deals that include presentations, caterpillar kits for a minimum of two classes and 5 set of kits per class.  Become a Butterfly Adventures member today and receive a minimum of 12% discount on our product and services as well as a priority booking during the busy times of the year.