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Sustainability Superheroes - Stage 2

Explore sustainable gardening and crop farming practices by participating in growing plants for food, exploring our compost and worm farm area and using problem solving skills to design a simple rainwater harvesting system. Students will develop an understanding of how their super powers can save the world! 
 

Learning Activities

  • Students will explore and participate in sustainable living and agricultural practices that reduce environmental impact such as growing vegetables, composting and native, stingless bee-keeping 
  • They will design a simple rainwater harvesting system within the specified design criteria 
  • ​Students will also model Super Hero behaviours to take the sustainability message back out into the world  

Stages

Stage 2

Location

Rathborne Lodge
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

Duration

2 hours

Cost

Click here. Minimum charges apply. Discounts apply for full day programs!

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Key Content
  • Learn about making futures focused sustainable decisions.  
  • Explore sustainable gardening processes by investigating composting, worm farms, native bee hives, edible plants and rain water management  
  • Plant a seed, utilising recycled materials and exploring the concept of a circular economy as a solution to climate change 
  • Collaboratively design a sustainable rainwater harvesting system, considering the properties of materials  
  • ​Model sustainable behaviours to communicate to the world!  
Syllabus Outcomes
Focus Syllabus Outcomes 
SCIENCE

 
  • Selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity  (ST2-2DP-T)
  • Investigates the suitability of natural and processed materials for a range of purposes (ST2-7MW-T)  
  • Describes how agricultural processes are used to grow plants for food, clothing and shelter (ST2-5LW-T)
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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)
  • ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (SDG6)
  • 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.