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Sydney Science Trail 2021 – Sustainability Superheroes Challenge

  17-Aug-2021      09:30AM
Live Event

Calling all Sustainability Superheroes!

Are you ready to use your scientific superpowers to save the world? To celebrate National Science Week, we’re talking all things sustainability and challenging you with the ultimate design challenge – collaboratively design a sustainable rainwater system to help save crops on a drought-stricken farm!  Will your design champion bamboo pipes, or metal buckets? Will it rest on a slope, or will you build a base to support it? Most importantly: will your design rise to the challenge when the rain finally arrives?! Students will work through all these questions and more to design their systems, before we build some of their designs live from the Garden! 


Program session times & outline:

9.30am – 10.30 am – Students will learn about the importance of design in sustainability and be given the sustainability challenge to complete.
11.30am – 12.30pm – We will work with the students to build some of the designs that they submit live to investigate which solutions most efficiently meet the brief. 

Please note this is a live event and will not be recorded.

Proudly presented by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney as part of Sydney Science Trail: EducationSydney Science Trail is delivered as a collaborative partnership between the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust in celebration of National Science Week 2021.

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

Event Details

Date & Time

  17-Aug-2021    09:30AM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Cancellation Policy

As this is a free event, please let us know as soon as possible if your class will no be able to participate so that we can reopen our bookings for other classes.

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Sydney Science Trail is delivered as a collaborative partnership between the Australian Museum and The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney in celebration of National Science Week 2021.

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Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.

This virtual excursion will be delivered through Zoom.
You will need high-speed internet access, a camera and microphone for interactive components and a screen and speaker for your students to be able to hear and see the presentation.

Your students will also need writing materials and paper for their design task.



If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Education Team

Phone: 02 9231 8134

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/Learn/sydney-science-trail

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