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Hungry bird gets the worm – Learn how animals raise their young! (Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5)

By Request

Come and raise your own clutch of baby birds! Take them under your wing and learn all about the life history decisions that animals need to make when raising young.


Raising nestlings isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Animals face many hard choices when raising young, including how to avoid predators, locate food and divide this food amongst themselves and their babies.

Join Lizzie Speechley, a PhD researcher from UWA studying Western Australian magpies and learn what it takes to successfully raise a clutch of baby birds.

In Hungry Birds players get to search for food and learn about the differences in food availability and the risks associated with different environments. Players then must decide how to allocate the food they have caught. Do you put all of your eggs in one basket by giving all of the food to one baby? Or do you hedge your bets and divide the food equally amongst all of the babies? And then how much food will you save for yourself?! You’ll have some tough decisions to make, but we will explore which strategies and decisions resulted in the most offspring surviving to leave the nest.



Event Details

Event Type

Live Event - By Request

Delivery Platform



45 Minutes


Cost: $270 up to 30 students/$320 up to 60 students/$370 up to 90 students/$50 per additional class up to 30 students (exc. GST)

Payment Instructions

Booked groups will be invoiced after the date of their virtual incursion



Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

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

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

Either a smartphone, tablet, or computer for students to play Hungry Birds on, either individually or as a group. Hungry Birds can be downloaded for free from App Store or Google Play.

This virtual incursion will run via Zoom. A device with internet connectivity with the capability of streaming video is required.

Attendees can choose to have their cameras enabled or disabled, but all microphones will be muted.

The incursion will include a live presentation and time for a Q&A. Questions can either be submitted as part of your DART booking form or in the Zoom chat.

All student participants must be supervised by a teacher or parent/guardian for this virtual incursion.

Presenter Bio

Lizzie Speechley is a behavioural ecologist at the University of Western Australia. Her PhD explores the drivers of individual differences in cognition in the Western Australian magpie. She has also completed her Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and is a Higher Education Academy Fellow. When she isn’t working you will usually find her chilling on the couch, watching a good movie and cuddling her cats.

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