I've discovered an amazing place to obtain information and resources from to enhance science studies (botany, biology, zoology, etc) - it's the Nature Education Centre Inc. I'm so fired up to do some nature studies now!
You can hire/buy all sorts of amazing things for home science, e.g. axolotls, caterpillars, cockroaches (ugh), cellar beetles, daphnia (?), earthworms, dunnarts, plains mice, spinifex hopping mice, finches, frogs, guinea pigs, hermit crabs, huntsman spiders, mice, blue tongue lizards, bearded dragon, cunningham's skink, gidgee skink, geckoes (3 kinds), sleepy/stumpy tail/shingleback lizards, rabbits, rats, scorpion, spiny leaf insects, tortoise (3 kinds, mealworms, planaria (?), silkworm eggs, ant lions, pond snails, garden snails, tadpoles, yabbies, amoeba, bacteria, etc.
And that's just the critters!
You can also buy/hire all the equipment to go with them, e.g. tanks, cages, food, feeders, information sheets, incubators, microscopes, and all sorts of accessories.
And then there are plants, geological specimens and fossils, preserved specimens (ugh), books and poster, and educational kits, etc.
You can also visit the Nature Education Centre to see the animals and learn about them - if you book ahead an NEC Education OFficer can conduct a hone-hour talk between 10am and 2pm weekdays.
Or you can book an Education Officer to come and visit instead.
If you want a copy of their catalogue then you can contact the the centre as follows:
Nature Education Centre Inc
39 Osmond Tce, Norwood, SA 5067
(on the campus of Norwood Primary School)
Ph 8363 0238, Fx 8362 0102