display or presentation
Spineless Wonders was conceived by David and Fleur Knowles in 1998 as a Perth-based wildlife education service specialising in the largest group of visible living creatures – the Arthropods (mini-beasts). No other animal group has a greater collective impact on world terrestrial environments, other than humans. Mini-beasts play vital roles in our environment as cleaners, pollinators, recyclers, sources of food, prey and predators.
The Spineless Wonders’ philosophy is to reach people in powerful and responsible ways with a view that learning and fun are equally important elements of any young child’s education.
We endeavour to be effective advocates for land invertebrates and expose the wonderful biodiversity in Australia. We compliment teachers teaching in this learning area and leave the students with enduring experiences through hands-on learning.
Each presentation is a fresh and unique opportunity for children to see magnificent live invertebrates that they are unlikely to have seen alive. Children are left with memorable experiences after participating in the presentation which combines humour, fact and myth with world class wildlife photography, still displays and the resoundingly successful hands-on component.
David and Fleur Knowles have the ability to gain children’s attention by enthusiastically sharing their passion for the natural world by using appropriate language for the children’s developmental level.
Presentations are based on one hour with a maximum of 30 students in each group. Four one hour presentations are available in one day.
Presentations include an ice breaker, world class photography, the never fail hands-on with live mini-beasts, viewing and observing the animals that can’t be held i.e. Spiders, Centipedes and Scorpions, diverse visual displays and question time.
Legal A PDF of these documents can be emailed if requested.
ABN 92792 251 065
David Knowles 1178908 expiry October 2018
Fleur Knowles 1144139 expiry September 2018
DOE Screening unit current
David Knowles SCN991584670
Fleur Knowles SCN1503396073
Public liability renewed each November
Department of Environment & Conservation licence no.WD000395
Spineless Wonders accepts no liability in case of third party negligence. Although we take all precautions no liability is accepted in the case of sickness, injury, personal loss, malicious damage, inclement weather, and “acts of God" Spineless Wonders reserves the right to amend, modify, alter or cancel any presentation as deemed necessary.
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A single indoors venue for all presentations.
Tables for putting display on.
ABN: 92 792 251062.
Public liability insurance policy renewed every November.
Working With Children Check current. Renewed Oct 2018.
DET Screening Unit current.
Spineless Wonders accepts no liability in case of third party negligence. Although we take all precautions no liability is accepted in the case of sickness, injury, personal loss, malicious damage, inclement weather, and “acts of God”. Spineless Wonders reserves the right to amend, modify, alter or cancel any presentation as deemed necessary.
"Thank you again David for yet another amazing presentation. The children, staff and parents have all been expressing their gratitude and singing your praises for a brilliant informative experience!! You have inspired my children. I can’t wait to see what projects will come of their experience!
We look forward to having you visit again next year.
Thank you kindly,"
"I just wanted to thank you once again for your two days at St Michaels school. The staff and children have been giving me fantastic feedback and loved the incursion. Many comments about your organisation and control of the children also.
Thank you Spineless Wonders."
St Michaels Bassendean
"Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the brilliant presentations. I thought that you gave such a wonderful delivery of a subject that is close to all children’s hearts. They were so engaged. I hope that our teachers learned something about how to convey enthusiasm, energy and how to engage your audience.
I thought that it was really outstanding."
Forrestfield Primary School
Presentations are based on one hour with a maximum of 30 people in each group. Presentations include an ice breaker, world class photography, the never fail hands-on with live mini-beasts, viewing and observing the animals that can’t be held i.e. Spiders, Centipedes and Scorpions, diverse visual displays and question time.
Each one hour presentation is $350:00 with 30 people or less.
If there are a few over 30 it will be $5.50/child.