The excursion will begin with an interactive presentation introducing why gardens in cities are important and a refresh of the Living World outcomes focusing on the needs of living things. This portion of the lesson will have students thinking about key environmental issues faced by big cities.
The students will then explore solutions offered through small space gardens by exploring a number of designs used in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, including a virtual tour of the amazing Growing Green Wall at the Calyx which has over 1800 plants!
Students can record valuable information and design thinking components in their journal as they take a look at these different examples, before we brainstorm together to come up with some potential garden design ideas that meet the key needs of living things.
Finally we will finish off sharing how to make one type of small space garden that produces food and is made from recycled materials that might be found around your house!
After the excursion, students are encouraged to consolidate their learning by designing their own small space garden. Be sure to send us in your designs – we love seeing them!
Who: Homeschool students, recommended for stages 2 & 3. Students outside of these stages are welcome to book, however the content and activities will be aimed at stage 2 & 3.
Bookings: Bookings are via Humanitix only.
Cost: $10 per student.
Capacity: 30 students per session
Please note: We have a minimum attendance for this session to run. If minimum attending numbers are not met, the session will be cancelled with 48 hours notice via email. A refund will apply in this instance.