Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

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virtual excursions

Term 2 Video Conferences

We are excited to offer these upcoming video conferences live from the Australian PlantBank - our award-winning conservation facility at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. Our video conferences have a strong science and cultural focus. Our dynamic and passionate educators engage your students and bring science to life using a combination of live plant materials, models and microscopes.

Our 45 minute video conferences are aligned to Australian Curriculum outcomes and offer a unique opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of plants.

If you would like to register please click the link next to the video conference below you would like to attend. For further enquiries please email digital.education@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au.


Aboriginal 

 

Aboriginal People and Plants

Years: Kindergarten, Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four

Overview
Join our experienced Aboriginal educator to learn how plants have been used for food, medicine, tools and weapons. Gain an appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives on plants and environments in relation to sustainability and bush care. Plus, your students will have an opportunity to engage their senses with the live plant material delivered to your school before the session!

When: Thursday May 14 2015, 10am - 10.45 am
Registration: Click here to register

When: Thursday May 14 2015, 11.30am - 12.15 pm
Registration: Click here to register

Seed Stories

 

Seed Stories

Years: Kindergarten, Year One and Year Two

Overview
Explore the fascinating stories of seeds! 

Students observe a variety of seeds, learn how they are dispersed and about the importance of seeds within a plant life cycle. Explore a variety of seeds and discover their amazing features such as their means of getting about – are they helicopters, gliders, floaters or hitchhikers?

When: Thursday June 11 2015, 10.00 am - 10.45am
Registration: Click here to register

When: Thursday June 11 2015, 11.30 am - 12.15 pm
Registration: Click here to register

 Sustainable gardening

 

Sustainable Gardening

Years: Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four

Overview
Discover the joys of growing your own fruit, vegetables and flowers at school! Learn about sustainable gardening practices for your school garden with our Botanic Garden educator.  Students will participate in engaging activities and explore the intriguing world of plants and in the invertebrates that help them in the garden.  

When: Thursday May 28 2015, 10am - 10.45 am
Registration: Click here to register

When: Thursday May 28 2015, 11.30am - 112.15 pm
Registration: Click here to register

Survive-and-Thrive

 

Survive and Thrive

Years: Year Five and Year Six

Overview
Discover a range of amazing plants and the features they have that allow them to survive in their environments. Students will explore plants from the desert and rainforest and make connections between the physical conditions and the growth and survival of these plants.

When: Thursday June 5 2015, 10.00 am - 10.45am
Registration: Click here to register 

When: Thursday June 5 2015, 11.30 am - 12.15 pm
Registration: Click here to register 

 

Other video conferences available

Here is our full list of video conferences. If you can’t find a suitable session listed in our term program above, you can contact us by email at digital.education@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au to discuss how we can meet your needs. 

Plant-Classification-1

Plant Classification video conference

Students will learn about identifying and comparing structural differences between many plant groups. Live specimens from the main plant groups: algae; mosses and liverworts; ferns; conifers and flowering plants will be demonstrated and discussed.

>> Download full lesson outline

STAGE 4

  • Science
Plant-Experiments

Plant Experiments video conference

Explore the scientific facilities of PlantBank and learn how scientists devise experiments. Students will develop their skills in working scientifically as they are guided through the process of devising a fair test to investigate the factors which influence seed germination.

>> Download full lesson outline

STAGE 3

  • Science & Technology
 Survive-and-Thrive

 

Survive and Thrive Video Conference

Your students will discover more about a range of plants and the features they have that allow them to survive in their environment. Students will explore plants from the desert and rainforest, and make connections between the physical conditions and the growth and survival of these plants.

>> Download full lesson outline

STAGE 3

  • Science & Technology

Aboriginal 

 Aboriginal People and Plants Video conference 

Join our experienced Aboriginal educator to learn how plants have been used for food, medicine, tools and weapons. Gain an appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives on plants and environments in relation to sustainability and bush care. Plus, your students will have an opportunity to engage their senses with the live plant material delivered to your school before the session!

>> Download full lesson outline




 STAGES 2 & 3

  • Science & Technology

Seed-

Stories

Seed Stories video conference

Students observe different seeds, how they are dispersed and how this allows the life cycle of the plant to continue. Learn about the importance of seeds within a plant life cycle. Explore a variety of seeds and discover more about their amazing features. Learn about seed dispersal (helicopters, gliders, floaters and hitchhikers).

>> Download full lesson outline

STAGES 1 & 2

  • Science & Technology
Sustainable gardening

Sustainable Gardening video conference

Discover the joys of growing your own fruit, vegetables and flowers at school! Learn about sustainable gardening practices for your school garden with our Botanic Garden educator.  Students will participate in engaging activities and explore the intriguing world of plants and in the invertebrates that help them in the garden. 

>> Download full lesson outline

STAGES 1 & 2

  • Science & Technology

 

The interactive learning program is proudly supported by 

 

HSBC