Teacher Testimonials

  • Kerrie Losee
    I just wanted to thank you again for the 2 workshop sessions you ran yesterday at Sunnybank Primary. The kids loved it and were buzzing all day about it. They loved their insect bags and couldn't wait to have a look at them and use the magnifying glasses at break time. Thanks again!
    Kerrie Losee
    Grade 2 Teacher, Sunnybank Primary School
  • Glenn McIntosh
    The quality of the presentation was excellent and covered exactly what was required for the students to successfully complete their work. I believe that the (insect) collections that we will receive from this group of students will be of a far better quality than previous years and this can be attributed to the experiences that students gained by participating in this workshop.
    Glenn McIntosh
    Science HOD, Beerwah High School
  • Chris McVeigh
    Thank you so much for a wonderful, informative and interesting visit to our school today. The kids were so excited before you came, and have been talking about it since. You presented a really professional session, and you spoke really well at the children's level, (which most outside visitors have trouble with). I will thoroughly recommend you and your program to any school I talk to and hope to see you again in the future.
    Chris McVeigh
    Grade 3 Teacher, Oakey State School

Student Testimonials

  • Jamie
    Thankyou for bringing the insects and I hope you had a good time.  I hope you take care of the insects and I hope you help them if they get hurt and I hope you like insects.
    Jamie
    7
  • James
    I liked looking at the minibeasts pictures that Michelle showed us.
    James
    5
  • Molly
    I learnt a lot about the cockroach because I have never seen one so big before.  I would never like one in my house!
    Molly
    9
  • Lucy
    Dear Michelle, Thankyou for giving us a kit to look at insects.  The best bit was when we got to hold the stick insect.
    Lucy
    6
  • Drew
    Dear Bug Lady, Thank you for driving all that way just for us.  I learnt a lot about how many insects existed.  Thankyou very much for the mealworm.
    Drew
    8
  • Valerie
    To Michelle the Bug Lady, I learnt that bugs aren’t the same as people and they’re interesting creatures.  Thankyou very much from a bug-lover as well.
    Valerie
    9
  • Levana
    The butterflies in the wooden box were beautifully coloured.
    Levana
    6
  • Ruby
    I liked how the children’s stick insect was really ticklish when it crawled on your hand.  I like how the brown stick insect’s tail curls up.  And I liked how the leaf insect would stick onto Michelle’s hand when she put it upside down
    Ruby
    5

Costs & Inclusions

For workshops in and around Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and most suburbs of the Sunshine Coast, all travel expenses are included in the cost per student. Areas further afield may incur a small additional fee to cover petrol and travel costs.

Our workshops run for 60mins for a single class (up to around 35 students). However, our workshops are designed to be flexible and the duration and class size can be adjusted to suit your personal requirements.

Cost: $9.35 per student* (minimum payment of 20 students)

Workshops Include:

  • activity bag for each student, including a live mealworm, insect collecting equipment, craft activity and more!
  • activity book for each student
  • an A1 colour poster for the classroom
  • seeds to grow your own butterfly attracting plants for your school grounds
  • teacher’s resource pack
  • the opportunity for students to get up-close to amazing live specimens of unique Australian insects

N.B. For Build-a-Bug Workshop, contents of the activity bag will differ.
The Insect Pinning & Mounting Workshop incurs a higher cost (see relevant section).

* All prices include GST. Costs and inclusions apply for all workshops commencing from 1st January 2020. Terms & conditions apply.

Cost: $165.00 for a one hour session for up to 30 students*.

Workshop Includes:

  • Colouring-in sheet for each student
  • an A1 colour poster for the classroom
  • teacher’s resource pack, including live mealworms for the classroom and seeds to grow your own butterfly attracting plants
  • the opportunity for students to get up-close to amazing live specimens of unique Australian insects

* All prices include GST. Costs and inclusions apply for all workshops commencing from 1st January 2020. Terms & conditions apply.

$13.75 per student* (minimum payment of 15 students)

Each student receives:

  • Setting board
  • Setting papers
  • Entomological pins
  • Setting needle
  • Labelling card
  • Comprehensive guide to starting an insect collection
  • Large Australian butterfly & beetle/bug specimen
  • Teachers receive an insect poster for the classroom

* All prices include GST. Costs and inclusions apply for all workshops commencing from 1st January 2020. Terms & conditions apply.

(Insects in Ecosystems, Insect Classification, Eating Insects for Sustainability or any of the Primary School topics)

Cost: $165.00 for a one hour session for up to 30 students*.

Some workshops, such as Eating Insects for Sustainability incur an extra fee to cover consumables. Please contact us for more information on specific workshop inclusions.


* All prices include GST. Costs and inclusions apply for all workshops commencing from 1st January 2020. Terms & conditions apply.

Cost: $15.40 per student* (minimum payment of 15 students)

This workshop combines all of the features of the 2 workshops for a discounted price.

* All prices include GST. Costs and inclusions apply for all workshops commencing from 1st January 2020. Terms & conditions apply.


For online workshops, professional development workshops or to organise a talk or display for community groups and events, please contact us for a quote.

Click here for Important Information, Terms & Conditions regarding our workshops.
Child Protection Policy
Animal Ethics Policy
Risk Assessment Information*
Covid 19 Management Plan

*Please note: this is a link to our general Risk Assessment information. Certain workshops such as Build-a-Bug, Eating Insects for Sustainability or Insect Pinning and Mounting have their own specific Risk Assessments which can be made available upon request.

Payment details

An invoice will be left with the office after the workshop. Payment must be received within 30 days of the invoice date.

Preferred payment is via electronic funds transfer to the following account:
Account Name: Bugs Ed.
Account Number: 2252 4306
BSB: 124-006
Bank & Branch Details: Bank of Queensland, Waterworks Road, The Gap.

Please email a payment notification to michelle@bugsed.com and be sure to include the school/centre name, date of workshop and invoice number.

A cheque can also be made payable to Bugs Ed. and posted to the following address:
Bugs Ed.
PO Box 446
The Gap, QLD 4061