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Growing Sustainable STEMs – help green our cities through small space garden design!

  24-Aug-2021      01:45PM
Live Event

Millions of Australians live in cities and it can be a challenge finding garden spaces that help keep us healthy and nourished! City gardens offer solutions to real world problems of biodiversity loss, pollution, fresh food supplies, warming environments, well-being and much more.

In this virtual session, students will work with a Gardens Educator to identify environmental challenges in cities and explore potential solutions through a range of vertical garden designs used in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. After the excursion, students will be challenged to use the Design Process in designing their own sustainable garden that will survive and produce food in a small space!

Students will

  • Develop an understanding of why gardens in the city are important
  • Address the challenge of garden designs in highly urbanised areas
  • Explore a variety of vertical garden designs
  • Experience the construction of a a small space garden that provides food through live demonstration
  • Engage 21st Thinking Skills to begin designing a small space garden for their home or school using recycled materials!


$100 incl GST per class of 30 students. Discounts available for multiple classes from the same school attending the same session.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

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Date & Time

  24-Aug-2021    01:45PM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

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Live Event - Scheduled

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Technology and Materials Requirements

If students are learning from home, they will need – 

Internet connection
Own device with in-built microphone
If possible, printed or downloaded copy of the Growing Sustainable STEM’s Journal (this will be emailed to the organising teacher prior to the virtual excursion)

If you are dialling in from the classroom, you will need – 

A microphone so the presenter can hear the class. Please note that some laptop microphones are difficult to hear, and the positioning of the laptop is important for capturing sound.
A projector or smartboard that allows the students to see the presenter – your classroom smartboard is perfect for this.
Adequate sound volume (usually from your smartboard or external speakers). Laptop speakers are inadequate for your whole classroom to hear the presenter
Printed or downloaded copies of the Growing Sustainable STEM’s Journal (this will be emailed to the organising teacher prior to the virtual excursion)

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Education and Engagement Team, Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney

Phone: 0455666415

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/learn

NSW Department of Education

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