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This exciting new program from Wollongong Botanic Garden encourages schools to create their own living classroom. The team of horticulturalists and educators will help schools design their outdoor recycled classroom and grow their plants.

What happens?

  • Participate in a Big Garden Adventure Walk
  • Learn about how to create a recycled garden using everyday objects
  • Plant growing activities
  • Develop ideas on how to start your own living classroom
 
Stages: ​ES1, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3
Themes: ​Sustainability, Living Things
Location: ​Wollongong Botanic Garden
Price: ​$13 per student
Contact: ​4227 7667; botanicgarden@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Curriculum Links

ES1

STe-8NE: identifies the basic needs of living things
STe-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures

Stage One

ST1-9ES: Identifies ways that people use science in their daily lives to care for the environment and the Earth’s resources
ST1-10LW: describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
ST1-11LW: describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things
ST1-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures
GE1-2: identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

Stage Two

ST2-10LW: describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features
ST2-11LW: describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things
ST2-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures

Stage Three

ST3-10LW: describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment
ST3-2VA: demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futuresr
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