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A Special Place - Early Stage 1

Students will explore the features of the Botanic Gardens to discover why it is special and learn how to take care of it. They will embark on a discovery walk, complete an interactive mapping activity, and engage in learning new skills through nature play. 

Learning Activities

  • Students will explore and play in our beautiful Botanic Gardens and learn about what makes them so special
  • They will journey through the differently themed Garden areas, getting to know them through sensory games and a mapping activity 
  • Students will also discover and identify native Australian plants and their special purposes for food and medicine 


Early Stage 1 Geography


Rathborne Lodge
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


2 hours


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Key Content
  • Investigating the importance of the Botanic Gardens by discussing why they are special and how different people care for them
  • Learning how places and nature are integral to Aboriginal culture  
  • Discussing what it means for everyone to live and belong in special places 
  • Discovering how the locations of what they have seen at the Botanic Gardens can be represented using a simple map
  • Developing a sense of wonder through sensory exploration of unfamiliar spaces  
Syllabus Outcomes
Focus Syllabus Outcomes

GEOGRAPHY – People Live in Places

Identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people (GEe-1)
Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools (GEe-2)

Plan Your Excursion
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Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.


We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.