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Sustainable Gardening - Stages 1 & 2

Discover new sustainable gardening practices for your school garden by virtual excursion. Students will engage in activities that encourage sustainability and explore the intriguing world of plant and invertebrate helpers.


Stage 1 & 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

Excursion Key Themes:

  • Plants in school gardens  
  • Invertebrates maintaining healthy garden environments 
  • Sustainable garden practices 

 Students will...

  • Describe the effect of people’s actions on the environment;
  • Explore ways existing products can be reused and recycled 
  • Learn about sustainable living practices; 

It got the group thinking what our gardens could be like.

Teacher, Bankstown Public

Stage 1 Science
Describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
Describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things

  • living things have a variety of external features
  • identify common features of plants such as leaves and roots
  • describe the use of plant parts for particular purposes such as making food and obtaining waterST1-10LW
  • 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.