School and Community Workshops with Dr Sarah Pye

Dr Sarah is an experienced speaker and workshop facilitator who is just as comfortable in front of preschoolers as seniors, and just as accomplished presenting via Zoom as face-to-face! Watch the video below to learn more.

Presentations and Workshops

Sarah tailors her visits for maximum engagement. Feel free to pick elements across these suggestions. Don’t see what you need? Just ask!

Introduction To Rainforest Animals Schools


Listen to stories from the Wildlife Wong series: meet the naughty orangutan who stole Wong’s keys, or sun bear cub Damai who eventually found freedom. These multimedia presentations are accompanied by a menagerie of rainforest puppets who help engage kids with important conservation messages. (Suitable for ages 5-10).


Participate in hands-on workshops which align with the experiments in each Wildlife Wong book including making animal enrichments, building an orangutan nest, making a rainforest animal mask, comparing your measurements to a sun bear, and making a cast of animal footprints. (Suitable for ages 8-12).

Become An Animal Scientist
Parliament of Animals


This day-long workshop for older children includes research into a chosen animal, formulating their animals voice and puppet character, then representing the species’ needs in a Westminster-style parliament debate. (Suitable for high school age).


In Year 6, children analyse the differences and effectiveness of literary texts and informational text. The curriculum uses a source about moon bears. Several schools have decided to replace this with the Wildlife Wong and the Sun Bear book, which includes both narrative and informational text. At the end of this day-long workshop, students will understand the differences between literary and informational text and know when each is most relevant. They will understand the importance of research, practice writing in both styles, and learn about the publishing industry. Elements of content can be adjusted or removed for shorter workshops. (Suitable for Year 6).

The Power Of Story Schools

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What they say

Deanne Jeffers Buderim Mountain State School

Our students loved Sarah’s books and really enjoyed her workshops.  They loved learning more about writing and publishing, and were also fascinated by the environmental issues and the endangered animals Sarah has based her books on.  Her workshops align closely to many English, Science, HASS and Maths curriculum priorities across all Year levels.  Highly recommended!

Deanne Jeffers

Classroom Teacher, Buderim Mountain State School

Montessori Logo Schools Review

Sarah’s school visit was very informative and engaging. She has some awesome teaching methods and ideas… I wish there was more time!


Montessori International College

Linda Baggs Schools Review

Sarah’s presentations were very informative for our students. They really enjoyed the topic, which aligned beautifully with the current units they were studying in both English and HASS. Sarah linked her writing experience to many useful techniques and language features that authors use, which will enhance the student’s writing. A really enjoyable incursion for both students and staff.

Linda Baggs

Moooloolaba State School

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