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Threatened Species Day – POEM FOREST Primary Workshop (Stage 2, Stage 3)
POEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize that invites students and teachers to use words to make positive climate action.
Created by Red Room Poetry, in partnership with Wollongong City Council, POEM FOREST deepens our connection and breathes life back into the world that sustains us. For every nature poem received a tree is planted to help heal endangered habitats. We’ve planted 10,700+ poem trees in the last two years!
This workshop for Threatened Species Day features an exciting Red Room poet to guide primary students through writing activities from our curriculum-aligned learning resource, help craft nature poems about threatened species and enrich learning outcomes across sustainability, First Nations cultures & histories, English & Science.
All POEM FOREST Prize entries will be published and in the running for $5,000 worth of prizes, including $500 cash, book packs, Garden tours, seeds and more! Teachers should allow additional class time to edit and submit poems to the prize via our digital entry form. This can be a fun digital literacy task.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Red Room Poetry
Live Event - Scheduled
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Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
English » Making meaning through responding and composing » Writing and Representing
Creative Arts » Visual Arts » Making (Visual Arts)
Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Living World
Red Room Poetry (RR) is Australia’s leading organisation for commissioning, creating, publishing and promoting poetry in meaningful ways. Our poetic projects are created in collaboration with a spectrum of poets, communities and partners for positive impact in core areas of environment, amplification, First Nations, youth and marginalised voices. We aim to make poetry highly visible, vibrant, relevant and accessible, especially to those who face the greatest barriers to creative opportunities.
Will This Event Be Recorded?
This event will be available as an On Demand excursion via DART after the live event takes place. If you would like to rewatch or you cannot attend the live workshop, please register for the On Demand excursion via the Red Room Poetry DART profile in the days following 7 September.
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Technology and Materials Requirements
Writing equipment – pencil and paper or device
Pre and Post Event:
Among other prize categories, a Threatened Species Prize (F-12) will be awarded to the best poem written in response to Australia’s threatened species. If students wish to be considered for this prize category, they should choose their threatened species in advance. See the list of threatened flora, fauna and ecological communities.
We also invite you to download our free curriculum-aligned learning resource, to explore the POEM FOREST Prize. If possible, allow time after the workshop to complete and edit your poems. You can find an editing checklist on page 23 of the learning resource. When students are happy with their final poems, help students to submit to the prize using our digital Entry Form. This can be a fun digital literacy task. Entries close 22 Sept 2023.