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Threatened Species Day – POEM FOREST Workshop (Primary)

Live Event

POEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize where words make positive climate action

Created by Red Room Poetry, in partnership with The Australian Botanic Garden, 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.

This workshop celebrates Threatened Species Day with Bundjalung-Gumbayngirr poet, Dakota Feirer, who will guide primary students through writing activities from our curriculum-aligned learning resource to help craft nature poems and support key learning outcomes.

Here’s what you can expect on the day:

  • Welcome to the POEM FOREST with Red Room Poetry
  • Threatened species and conservation activities with the Australian Botanic Garden
  • Poem reading and nature writing prompts with poet Dakota Feirer
  • Some time to write your own nature poem!
  • Q and A with Dakota and Red Room Poetry

All POEM FOREST Prize entries will be published and in the running for $5,000 worth of prizes, including a special Threatened Species Prize, $500 cash for each category, book packs, Garden tours, seeds and more!

About our host: Dakota Feirer is a Bundjalung-Gumbayngirr man based in Dharawal and Yuin country on the south coast. Since graduating from an honours degree at the University of Wollongong, Dakota has consulted for NITV, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and AIATSIS. He is carving a path as an independent researcher, educator and advocate for cultural sovereignty and progressive warriorhood.

Dakota and Red Room Poetry will hold a short QandA at the end of the workshop. If you or your students have questions about being a poet, writing poetry or about the POEM FOREST Prize, please enter them in the booking form or send via email to [email protected] before the workshop.

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Requirements for this excursion

Internet access
Own device
Writing equipment – pencil and paper or device

Testing and Support

How to access the workshop
The workshop will be held live online. You’ll receive the workshop access link and some more instructions to your email inbox a few days prior to the event.

Workshop FAQs

Do I need to turn my video or microphone on?
No. Our workshop platform doesn’t offer the option for audience video or microphone.
Can I ask questions throughout?
No. Live chat will not be available. Please email questions in advance or after the workshop to [email protected]
If you have any issues accessing the workshop, please make sure you have joined via the link provided to your inbox. If you have any further problems, please contact DART on 1800 824 737
For more information
Visit redroompoetry.org/projects/poem-forest

For more information about this excursion content

Name: Red Room Poetry

Phone: 02 9319 5090

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.redroompoetry.org

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