Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Education




Science Week 2014 - Joint Program with Taronga Zoo

National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia and an opportunity to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of Science.

This year The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust and Taronga Zoo are combining to offer workshops that explore the incredible strategies plants and animals use to adapt to their surroundings.

Living in the rainforest is as demanding as the driest of deserts but for very different reasons. Animals and plants are successful in both types of environment but just how do they contend with all that nature throws at them?

Expert biologists, including staff from Taronga Zoo and the Gardens will deliver specialised workshops and video conference sessions that excite and inspire students to understand and care for animals and plants.  School groups will visit either Taronga Zoo or the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, attending 2 x one hour workshops with a lunch break between sessions.

Video conference sessions also available.

Stage/age targeted

  • Stage 3 - There is only room for 2 groups on each day - so get in quick!

Curriculum links

  • Science LT S3.3, interactions between living things and effects on the environment
  • Geography ENS 3.5, connectedness of between environments and how individuals can act in a ecologically responsible manner.

Dates and schedule

Theme: 'Cactus Connections in the Succulent Garden'

  • Two full day sessions available on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Program for each group

  • 10.30 am to 11.30 am - one workshop from either Royal Botanic Garden or Taronga Zoo Education staff
  • 11.30 am to 12.30 pm - Lunch break        
  • 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm - one workshop from either Royal Botanic Garden or Taronga Zoo Education staff

Location: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: $15 per student per workshop
Bookings: To book into this workshop please email school.excursions@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Theme: 'Rainforest Relationships'

  • Two full day sessions available on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Program for each group

  • 10.30 am to 11.30 am - one workshop from either Royal Botanic Garden or Taronga Zoo Education staff
  • 11.30 am to 12.30 pm - Lunch break
  • 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm - one workshop from either Royal Botanic Garden or Taronga Zoo Education staff

Location: Taronga Zoo
Cost: $15 per student per workshop
Bookings: To book into this workshop please contact: Kerry Staker, Taronga Zoo, email kstaker@zoo.nsw.gov.au or phone on 02 9978 4553

Video Conference session only (45 mins)

  • Royal Botanic Garden and Taronga Zoo staff will present the video conference from the Taronga Zoo video conference studio.
  • Students will be encouraged to interact with the presenters as they explore the adaptations of live animals and plants from a range of environments. Through this interactive discussion, students will explore and be challenged to protect our valuable flora and fauna.
  • Friday 22 August at 10.00 am and12.00 pm

Cost: $120 per session. Recommended class size 30
Bookings: Click here to book through DART Connections. Hint: Select Taronga Zoo Sydney in the 'filter excursions by provider' drop down menu

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