About 50 community members and a dozen librarians were involved in the read4Nature workshops and most of them helped lead small groups of children for National Science Week events at their library branches, which involved about 100 children.
It may not sound a lot to people from big towns, but our small rural town branch libraries were mostly full to overflowing for these events!
Who came for the training?
Picture book lovers, natural science enthusiasts,grandparents, parents, childcare workers, teachers, joined workshops in their towns. So delighted to have 2 men in amongst the women! You will find their nameson the jpgs of the book resource sheets they created in the r4N lists.
When were the WRLC workshops and National Science Week events held?
St Arnaud WorkshopWed 25 July 1.30-3 National Science Week event on 22 Aug
Dimboola Workshop Thurs 26 July 1.45 –3.15 National Science Week event on 9 Aug
Edenhope Workshop Fri 27 July 11-12.30 National Science Week event on 10 Aug
Horsham Workshop Mon 30 July 2-3.30 National Science Week event on 20 Aug
Nhill Workshop Thurs 2 Aug 2-3.30 National Science Week event on 16 Aug
Warracknabeal Workshop Fri 3 Aug 2-3.30 National Science Week event on 17 Aug
Stawell Workshop Tues 7 Aug 1.30 –3 National Science Week event on 21 Aug
Birchip Workshop Mon 6 Aug 3.30 – 5 National Science Week event on 13 August
It was a pretty busy time on the road and in the libraries, with absolutely wonderful people!
Thank you librarians and participants!
What did we do?
- workshops – making of book resource sheets and planning for small groups of children for National Science Week events-
- and the National Science Week events- an exciting time for children in small groups with readings and activities led by workshop participants.
Following this community phase, the Read4Nature resource files were created:
- a hard copy folder specific to each library branch and its books – on the shelved in each library
- a digital collation for all books from all eight branches here
There were reports written for each branch and for each session which were sent to participants and local papers. Many were printed in the Wimmera’s local papers. These are some examples to media on line or the reports in dropbox.
workshop flier Nhill here
general promo article Weekly Advertiser here
workshop promo article in Dimboola Courier here
Stawell workshop and National Science Week event photos on WRLC facebook here
WRLC August newsletter articles here
Move onto the WRLC lists here.