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Survive and Thrive - Stage 3

Students explore specially procured plants from the Royal Botanic Garden live horticultural collection. They discover desert and rainforest environments, and make connections between the physical conditions and the growth and survival of these plants.


Year 5 and 6 Science & Technology


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
Excursion key themes:
  • Structural features of desert and rainforest plants
  • Response and survival of plants to environments and conditions
  • Conservation work of our scientists
Students will...
  • Observe a variety of plants from different locations and compare and contrast the different adaptations and characteristics.
  • Discuss the requirements of plants as living things and the ways they meet their needs.
Very interesting and hands-on learning with all the different adaptations of the rainforest vs desert plants
Teacher, Mount Colah Public School
  • 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.