National Literacy and Numeracy Week
Join Taronga Zoo for National Literacy and Numeracy Week with one of Australia’s finest children’s authors and
illustrators – Garry Fleming. .
Garry will share one of his superbly-illustrated and hugely successful picture books, ‘Bollygum’. This dynamic and
interactive workshop includes a book reading by Garry, an explanation on the inspiration behind the ‘Bollygum’
wombat character, literacy aspects to engage the reader and an interactive demonstration on how to draw some
amazing Australian animals. Your students will also meet live Australian wildlife presented by a Zoo Educator to
foster a love for our native animal icons and the wonderful world of books.
Workshops are best suited to the Year 2 to 6 age group.
OPTION ONE: Meet the animals and authors in person at Taronga Zoo, Sydney
Book a face to face session at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Cost is $16 per student and includes entry to the Zoo.
Please fill in your details, indicating session preference and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org , or fax 02
9978 4508. We will contact you to confirm your place. A Zoo Workshop session includes a 15 minute Australian
animal encounter, an Author and Zoo Educator talk in the Zoo lecture theatre and ‘how do draw Australian animals’
demonstration. Book signings will be available with pre-purchased books. Full session description overleaf.
School: Year: Phone:
Contact: No. of Students:
Zoo workshop sessions – Garry Fleming (indicate preference)
12.30 – 1.30pm, Monday, 27th August, 2012
12.30 – 1.30pm, Tuesday, 28th August, 2012
12.30 – 1.30pm, Wednesday, 29th August, 2012
12.30 – 1.30pm, Thursday, 30 August, 2012
12.30 – 1.30pm, Friday, 31 August, 2012
OPTION TWO: Book a Video Conference Session with Taronga Zoo
Session times: 9.15 – 10.00am, 10.15 – 11.00am or 11.15 – 12.00pm
Dates: National Literacy and Numeracy Week, daily from Monday 27th August to Friday 31st August, 2012.
Cost: $100 per class (recommended class size is 30 students)
Video Conferences MUST be booked through DART Connections: www.dartconnections.org.au
National Literacy and Numeracy Week
“Amongst our forests and woodlands there are untouched pockets where time stands still. This is the story of such a
place. This is the story of Bollygum.”
The story of ‘Bollygum’ is truly magical. Join author and illustrator, Garry Fleming, as he reads from this amazing
book and brings the characters to life, with a Zoo Educator and real Australian
Garry will talk about his life growing up in the country and how his childhood
inspired him to become an illustrator and author. He will also discuss his deep
connection to animals why he only writes about them and draws them in his
Garry will discuss the importance of visual literacy and the techniques he uses
in his illustrations to enhance emotion and help the reader connect with the
characters in the story.
Your students will be amazed to hear that a unique theme park called
‘Bollygum’ has been created in the Kinglake Ranges, Victoria which truly
captures the essence of Garry’s enchanting story.
Garry will also run a ‘how to draw’ demonstration featuring the Australian
animals featured in his books. Your students will also meet live Australian
wildlife and learn about their amazing abilities and how important it is for us to help protect them.
Question time will be allowed throughout the presentation and hands-on encounters are offered at the Zoo workshop
Please ensure your students have 3 sheets of A4 paper, a backing board and a sketching pencil for the workshop.
For more information please contact the Taronga
Zoo Learning Centre on
02 9978 4624 or 02 99784578
or email email@example.com
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