Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Education




Early Childhood - lessons in the Gardens

Botanic gardens are special places where students come close to nature, experience its abundance and complexity in a safe learning environment. All lessons are closely linked to the New South Wales Board of Studies syllabus outcomes and address the NSW Primary Curriculum Foundation Statements. All lessons are conducted by highly experienced Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust education staff.

Lessons are held at one or more of the Gardens:

  

 

Lesson & Garden(s)

Syllabus links

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Alexander’s Maths Outing

Bring stories to life as you accompany Alexander the duck on his maths trail through the Garden.

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

  • Maths
  • English
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Sense-ability

Conduct hands-on activities and bring your senses alive in the Garden.

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

  • Science & Technology

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'b' is for botanic and 'g' is for garden

Practise your alphabet sounds whilst discovering the Garden through story, walk and games. Bring along your toy bears and have a bread and butter picnic too!

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

  • English
  • Science & Technology
Shelter

The Need for Shelter

Discover some of the many camouflaged shelters in the Garden and then create a shelter of your own.

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Australian Botanic Garden

  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Visual Arts

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Wet and Dry

Examine life in ponds, rainforest and arid gardens. Investigate plant and animal features that help them survive in wet and dry places. Also suitable for Primary.

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Australian Botanic Garden

  • Science & Technology
  • Human Society and Its Environment

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Get Growing

Discover the life cycle of plants and experience the joys of growing your own. Also suitable for Primary.

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Australian Botanic Garden

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  • Science & Technology
  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Connected Outcomes Groups

Choo Choo Express - Royal Botanic Garden ONLY

Choo Choo

After your lesson in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney take a ride on the Choo Choo Express. One teacher or adult will need to stay with the students in each carriage of the train. Bookings essential - duration 30 minutes, $5 per student. Enquire with the Community Education Bookings Officer on 9231 8134 (Monday to Friday) when booking your excursion.