Book Show

Rebecca Johnson

Kids learn what animals need and how to care for them by becoming ‘Nearly a Vet’ for a day.

Level Content Description
Foundation Living things have basic needs, including food and water. (ACSSU002)
Year 1 Living things have a variety of external features. (ACSSU017)
Year 2 Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves. (ACSSU030)
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things. (ACSHE035)
Year 3 Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things. (ACSSU044)
Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships. (ACSHE050)
Year 4 Living things have life cycles. (ACSSU072)
Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive. (ACSSU073)

Calling all aspiring vets – Bring a stuffed animal to school and practise your veterinary skills with other “Nearly Vets” and learn about the things real vets do.

All participants receive a “Nearly A Vet” Kit - pictured below - to use during the program and take home afterwards.

    Each kit contains

  • A child-sized lab coat
  • A working stethoscope
  • A face mask
  • Surgical gloves
  • A real digital thermometer
  • A pipette
  • A specimen jar
  • A bandage
  • A ‘Nearly a Vet’ diary
  • A syringe pen
  • A pet pack for stuffed animals

With loads of humour and hands on activities Rebecca gives students great insights into the needs of living things, caring for pets and animals and the day to day events in a veterinary clinic.

Rebecca's awards include

Winner of the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize
for teaching Primary School Science.

Insect Series
won the Whitely Award for Best Children’s Educational Series 2014.

Juliet – Nearly a Vet (Rainforest Camp)
won the 2017 Wilderness Society Award for Children’s Literature – Fiction.

Juliet - Nearly a Vet (Bush Baby Rescue)
won the 2014 Wilderness Society Award for Children’s Literature – Fiction.

Price: $44 (GST included) per student (This includes the Nearly a Vet Kit that students get to keep.)

Suitable: Preps to Year 4.

Minimum Audience Size: 50 students.

Times: Show: 60 minutes. Set up: 60 minutes. Pack up: 30 minutes.

Requirements: Rebecca needs a small indoor performing area minimum 1sqm and room for the students.

Rebecca Lee Johnson ABN: 36 045 075 039.