Backyard Bugs


Awareness of our bugs and what they for us

Australia backyards are home to the most diverse range Bugs and they are very important to our way of life.

…Animals On The Move is privileged to bring you up close and personal with a diverse range of Backyard Bugs.

        • Learn about a butterfly life cycle
        • See Bugs that drink water but not through their mouth
        • Learn about how ants work together to achieve great things.Learn why it is important to have the right bugs in your backyard.
        • Learn how the food chain can be effected by what you put on the garden.
        •  See the importance of worm farms on soil quality.
      • Learn what bug eats poo!
      • Learn about Bees and how important they are to everything we eat.


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Backyard bugs is a program that lets children get up close and personal with some of our most common outdoor critters. We will teach the importance of each and every one of these furry, slimy and creepy looking bugs and the vital role they play in our ecosystem. From snails to spiders, and lots in-between.We bring a variety of insects frozen in time in clear Lucite for the children to examine up close, as well as some live bugs to observe and interact with. Backyard bugs is the perfect program to educate children on how our everyday life effects these critters and just how much we need them, as much as some of us wish they weren’t there.

There is plenty to learn, observe and discover when the Backyard Bugs come to visit!  If you have something you wish NOT to come and visit we can tailor the program to suit!

Backyard Bugs include:

Butterfly’s, Bees, Woodies, Spiders,  and Frogs.

What We Bring

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      • Bugs both live and in lucite to observe.

What To Expect

Our expert Bug Handlers introduce and explain interesting facts about each of the creatures. We question how our actions impact their environment and what we can do in our own backyards to help.

Children can view the bugs with magnifying glasses, take turns admiring the snails and even handling the worms…

  • BOOKING INFO
  • DURATION:
    1 hour
    (time extension optional) Session Start from 10am or 2pm
  • RECOMMENDED AGE:
    RECOMMENDED FOR 5YRS +
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    *travel charges may apply 

  • LOCATION:
    We bring the animals to you!

The Backyard Bugs & Early Learning

Our focus on Science Foundations & complimenting the Australia School Curriculum.

Biological Science
Backyard Bugs can be grouped and classified on the basis of observable features. For example;  Bugs that have wings compared to bugs with legs and ones that have mucas.

The Backyard Bugs encounter clearly demonstrates the diverse structural features of each creature and ways in which they adapt to help them survive in their environment.

Our Bug Handlers explain and discuss how the growth and survival of living things are effected by the physical conditions of their environment and the importance of wildlife conservation.

Use & Influence Of Science
We believe scientific knowledge help people understand the effects of their actions and informs personal and community decisions on animal welfare.

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Educating with the Backyard bugs Experience

Our focus on Science Foundations & complimenting the Australia School Curriculum

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Did you know?

The dung beetle has been around for 65 million years… that’s when we had dinosaurs walking the earth.
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What age group best suits the Backyard Bugs

Preschool, Kindergarten, Child Care & Primary School Education
from Foundation to Year 6. But! The information and interactivity can be enjoyed by all ages.

Our experienced Bugs handlers introduce children to our fascinating Bugs that can be found in our own back yard and the importance of caring for their environment.  
Primary school children will love the opportunity to get up close and personal with all our Bugs! The program fits in perfectly with the school curriculum, and can be a great teaching aid. Allowing the children to be interactive helps to develop their interest in native animals, and this can be translated well to the classroom. Why not combine the Backyard Bugs with the Bush Babies or farmyard or milking demo for the perfect educational experience? For programs on life cycles visit or Rabbit Rearing or Chicken Hatching Page.

Our Backyard Bugs is perfect for science and agriculture classes, allowing students to meet the animals they have been learning about. Our engaging approach to learning will ensure that it is a class to remember!  

The Backyard Bugs can be a learning experience for all ages, and is guaranteed to leave people talking about your event!

If you have a special request, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

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Our Backyard Bugs show off what Australia's Backyards have to offer.

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farm_party_hipWant an extra special experience? Combine animal encounters! Invite the Backyard Bugs with the Bush Babies,  Milking demonstration, Mini Pets or Farmyard and more! Please contact us for more details.

Please remember when you are planning your event we require:please_note

1. Close access to set-up area (no more than 30m distance from our vehicle)
2. Clear access from our vehicle to set-up area (no obstacles, stairs, lifts, steep slopes, etc
3. For safety reasons we appreciate assistance in keeping curious onlookers at a safe distance until set-up is complete.
4. Access to water for the animals.