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Caring for Planet Earth

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​In this engaging and interactive activity, students will learn about our place as they view planet Earth as a spaceship which depends on good passengers and well-maintained systems such as water, energy, waste.

Students will investigate an Earth-friendly lunch and conduct a waste audit to discover actions they can take at home and school to promote sustainable futures.

What happens?

  • Explore systems require for a well-functioning earth
  • Conduct a waste audit
  • Develop ideas on actions they can take to promote a sustainable future


Stages: ​Stage 3
Themes: ​Sustainability, Waste, Earth and Space
Duration: ​2 hours
Location: ​Wollongong Botanic Garden
Price: ​$12.50 per student
Contact ​4227 7667;

Curriculum Links

Stage Three
ST3-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures
GE3-1: describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
GE3-2: explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
GE3-3: compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
PHS3.12: Explains the consequences of personal lifestyle choices.

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