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Seaweed Science - Stages 2 & 3

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Thank you for your interest in our school excursions at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Full day special offer: Book your group into two lessons in the one day to receive big discounts! *To view rates see here. **Terms and Conditions apply.

The submission of this form is a formal request for a booking on the dates and times specified, subject to availability.

If you do not wish to make a booking please send your queries to programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au

What exactly is seaweed? Learn about local seaweed species and discover how this living organism grows, survives and reproduces in its watery habitat to produce up to 70 per cent of the oxygen in the atmosphere. Be inspired to help our coastal ocean habitats. Learn the Science of Seaweed found near you!

Learning Activities

  • Students will learn to group and classify seaweed
  • They will discover the unique adaptations and lifecycles of a local seaweed, and create their own Herbarium specimen
  • Students will also discover the fascinating interconnections of life within a rockpool


Stages 2 & 3 Science


60 mins


$100 for 1 class, $75 for the second class in the same school, $50 for the third class in the same school

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Key Content
  • Learn how to group and classify seaweeds just like a Herbarium scientist
  • Explore the valuable role of seaweed and the unique adaptations and lifecycle of the local species, Codium fragile
  • Create your very own Herbarium specimen in order to begin researching local species in your area
  • Watch video bites offering First Nations perspectives on the sustainable ocean care
  • Engage with our interactive seaweed games to test your knowledge and understanding
Syllabus Outcomes

Focused Syllabus Outcomes 

  • Compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things (ST2-4LW-S)
  • Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things (ST3-4LW-S)
Plan Your Virtual Excursion

We look forward to welcoming you and your students to a virtual excursion. 

​The excursion will be delivered by the ZOOM platform, for more information on ZOOM or to sign up visit https://zoom.us/

Once you have entered the meeting room, please ensure your microphone is on mute. The meeting room will be open approx 2 mins before the start of the virtual excursion. 

To make the most of your time with us we encourage your students to prepare questions before entering the meeting room and for teachers to have them collated and ready to go.

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)
  • take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG13)
  • conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development (SDG14)

    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.