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Plants and Pollinators - Stage 2

Get an insight in to the Calyx's new indoor horticultural exhibition - Pollination by virtual excursion. Find out more about the fascinating story of pollination and how you can attract pollinators to your school garden.


Stage 2


45 minutes


$100 per class (up to 30 students). Free to schools or classes registered as having special learning needs, remote or rural schools or special needs childrens’ organisations on the NSW ACNC register
Plants and Pollinators virtual excursions available on 21, 22 June, book through our link below

Excursion Key Themes:

  • Plant life cycles
  • Pollination processes and pollinator relationships
  • Environmental factors affecting life cycles such as fire and seed germination

Students will...

  • Recognise the ways flowers are pollinated and seeds form
  • Classify plants as flowering and non-flowering and discuss how they are different 
  • Understand the life cycle of plants – especially fertilisation, and the relationship between flowers and pollinators
  • Observe plants at various stages of their life cycles
  • Discover more about some of our native bee pollinators and the plants that you can choose for your garden to attract native bees for pollination

Stage 2 Science & Technology

Investigates their questions and predictions by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken
Describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
Living things have life cycles


  • We look forward to welcoming you and your students to a virtual excursion.
  • Schools will connect to our virtual excursions with H.323 compliant video conferencing equipment which is available in all NSW Education Department schools. Check with your IT expert if your school has the correct equipment.
  • The majority of our virtual excursions are offered through the DART Connections website. Contact us if you would like a different time for your topic:
  • Run a test call before your virtual excursion to trouble shoot any technical issues and familiarise yourself with the equipment.
  • We will soon have the capability to offer virtual excursions to schools or organisations that don't have this equipment.
We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.