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Features of Places: My Botanic Garden - Stage 1

Students will explore the places they live in and belong to whilst observing and describing features of places. They will explore the best of the natural and human features of the Botanic Garden and use geographic information and tools to interpret the environment.

Learning Activities

  • Students will observe the natural and human features of different parts of the Garden on a guided discovery walk. 
  • They will create an ephemeral map to intepret the features they have observed 
  • Students will also participate in a storytelling experience and discuss how to care for the natural world.


Stage 1 Geography


Rathborne Lodge


2 hours


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Key Content
  • Investigate the human and natural features of the Botanic Garden, e.g. buildings, playgrounds, garden beds, lakes and ponds. 
  • Observe how people use the Garden for a variety of purposes, e.g. visitors, scientists, horticulturists. 
  • Identify the features of places by creating and interpreting simple maps. 
  • Engage with storytelling to learn about how to care for local wildlife. 
  • Consider how people can be caretakers of their local places
Syllabus Outcomes


GE1-1 describes features of places and the connections people have with places
GE1-2 identifies ways in which people itneract with and care for places
GE1-3 communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry

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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.