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Wollongong Botanic Gardens

Murphys Ave, Keiraville, NSW
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Visit us to explore amazing open spaces, learn about conservation and sustainable living, or just relax and take in some of nature’s finest work.

11 Programs

Growing Native Plants

Growing Native Plants

Students will actively participate in a hands-on activity to discover how to germinate Australian seeds. They will learn about the needs of their plant for growth and survival while exploring the lifecycle of plants.

Year
Kindergarten 1 2 3 4 5 6
Subject
Science
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: TBC
Bush Maths - Primary

Bush Maths - Primary

Themes: Mathematics, problem solving, adaptations, environments

Year
Kindergarten 1 2 3 4 5 6
Subject
Mathematics
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: TBC
Caring For Planet Earth

Caring For Planet Earth

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.

Year
5 6
Subject
Humanities & Social Science Science
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: TBC
Recycled Gardens

Recycled Gardens

This exciting program encourages schools to create their own living classroom.

Year
Kindergarten 1 2 3 4 5 6
Subject
Science Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 120 min
Compost Creators

Compost Creators

Students will learn how to set up and maintain a compost, what items can be composted, and about the various creatures who live in the compost.

Year
1 2 3 4 5 6
Subject
Science Mathematics Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: TBC
Discovering Natural Habitats

Discovering Natural Habitats

Use your senses to discover the sights, sounds and smells of a variety of Australian environments within the Botanic Garden, uncovering the habitats of the plants and animals that live there.

Year
1 2 3 4 5 6
Subject
Science Mathematics
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: TBC
Life in the Aquatic Environment

Life in the Aquatic Environment

Discover all the weird and wonderful creatures that live in our aquatic environment. Students will investigate the aquatic environments in the Botanic Gardens and discover some of the plants and animals that live there.

Year
Kindergarten 1 2 3 4
Subject
Science
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: TBC
No Dig Food Gardens

No Dig Food Gardens

Students learn about sustainable gardening practices through investigating the natural layers of the rainforest, creating compost using nature’s own method. Students will participate in a hands-on activity in planting their own no-dig garden.

Year
1 2 4 3 5 6
Subject
Science
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: TBC
Setting up a Chicken Run in a School

Setting up a Chicken Run in a School

Students will learn about the life cycle of a chicken and will have the opportunity to handle chickens. The needs of chickens will be discussed, including feeding, water, housing and their natural behaviours such as dust bathing and pecking orders.

Year
1 2 3 4 5 6
Subject
Science Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 120 min
Wet and Dry Environments

Wet and Dry Environments

Students will explore a range of landscapes in the Botanic Garden, analysing the differences between these equally important environments and investigating the biodiversity and their adaptations to each environment.

Year
1 2 3 4 5 6
Subject
Science
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 120 min
Wiggly Worms

Wiggly Worms

Students will participate in a hands-on exploration of a worm farm to meet the miners of the compost heap. These are nature’s workers, turning our food scraps into magic fertiliser. A brief skit on worm farming will reinforce the lesson at the end.

Year
Kindergarten 1 2 3 4
Subject
Science Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $13 Per Student
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 120 min