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Backyard birdies– with author Andy Geppert (Early Stage 1, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3)

Live Event

Join Backyard Buddies and Backyard Birdies author Andy Geppert as we learn about some fascinating local birds, how to support them to thrive, as well as engage in a live drawing and Q&A session.


As part of this special Book Week digital event students will have the opportunity to hear Andy read from his fantastic picture book Australian Backyard Birdies, and participate in a live drawing session. Students will also be able to ask Andy questions about being a published author and illustrator.

Both Backyard Buddies and Australian Backyard Birdies are a delightful mix of humour with accessible factual information for young people. Students will be drawn to the adorable illustrations, visual details estimating size and location coupled with just the right amount of information to hook them into wanting to know more.

As part of this experience the MoAD education team will help students inquire into many simple ways they can support backyard birdies at home, school or in their local community.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Museum of Australian Democracy


Andy Geppert is an award-winning Art-Director turned picture book author and artist who weaves insightful charm and irreverent humour into every story he tells. His picture books include Backyard Buddies, Backyard Birdies and Meep!

His witty take on the everyday, painted in delicate and gentle colours will draw you into worlds and stories you won’t want to leave. Check out Andy’s website for more information.


Event Details

Date & Time

  22-Aug-2023    12:00PM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform



1 Hour





Syllabus Outcomes

Civics and Citizenship

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Special Event

Other KLAs

English » Making meaning through responding and composing » Reading and Viewing

Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Living World

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Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.

This digital experience requires access to a stable internet connection and Zoom.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Phone: (02) 6270 8282

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.moadoph.gov.au/learning/

Will This Event Be Recorded?


To support those unable to make the live event a recording will be made available to all who register. This will be accessible via YouTube for two weeks post event.

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