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

  28-Feb-2023      12:00PM
Live Event

Join Backyard Buddies author Andy Geppert as we discover some of the fascinating animals living in your backyard, consider simple everyday ways we can care for them, and engage in a live Q&A.


Students will have the opportunity to hear Andy read from his fantastic picture book Backyard Buddies, as well as ask him 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 buddies at home, school or in their local community.

Those who register will go into the draw to win one of five Boffin Boxes!

A one-of-a-kind crafty kit plus a signed copy of Backyard Buddies! The kit contains a flower press, a container of vegetable seeds for attracting ladybugs and some flower seeds to bring in those fancy-looking butterflies.


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

  28-Feb-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

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.

If you have any questions regarding the recorded content please contact the provider.

Name: Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Phone: (02) 6270 8282

Email: [email protected]

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials 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/

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