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Plan Bee - The Calyx - Stage 1, 2 or 3

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

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

Sydney area hosts over 200 amazing native bee species, vital for pollination and ecosystem function. Learn about these amazing pollinators in this dynamic hands-on workshop and engaging presentation aligned to meet NSW Science and Geography syllabus for Stage 1, 2 or 3.
 

Stages

Stage 1, 2 or 3
Science and Geography

Location

The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

Duration

2 hours

Cost

$13 per student. Minimum charges apply.

This excursion features a vibrant presentation and fun activities, stimulates curiosity and reinforces essential environmental themes appropriate for each stage. Students get hands-on building bee hotels and exploring the Royal Botanic Garden for pollinators - adapted to meet your needs - supports Stage 1, 2 or 3 NSW K-6 Science and Technology, and Geography syllabus.

Excursion key themes:

  • Bee diversity, needs, behaviour and life cycles
  • Bees for sustainability and biodiversity
  • Creating habitat for pollinators

Students will:

  • Explore The Calyx Pollination exhibition and see the spectacular green wall and floral display
  • Participate in an interactive presentation about Australian native bees
  • Collaboratively build mini bee hotels to take back to school with you
  • Observe a fascinating collection of preserved local invertebrate specimens using magnification
  • Explore the Gardens looking for insect pollinators
Please note this is a special new program run by Kids Connecting Nature and has a different format to other Royal Botanic Garden excursion programs. For each 2 hour booking you will receive approximately 1.5 hours of face-to-face presentation and workshop, and given approximately 30 minutes for a self-guided walk of the nearby gardens to look for bees and do pollinator-related activities. A map and activity resources will be provided for this part of the excursion.

Maximum number of classes per 2 hour session: 2
Sessions can be run back to back if you require more than 2 classes per day.

The content fitted perfectly with what we are teaching the students about bees and the skills we are looking at in Geography. I would highly recommend it!”

Teacher, Balgowlah North PS
Science and Technology
ST1-10LW

Describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
ST1-11LW
Describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things
ST1-5WT
Uses a structured design process, everyday tools, materials, equipment and techniques to produce solutions that respond to identified needs and wants
 
Geography
GE1-1
Describes features of places and the connection people have with places
GE1-2
Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places
 
Science and Technology
ST2-10LW
Describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features
ST2-11LW
Describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things
ST2-5WT
Applies a design process and uses a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address specific design criteria
 
Geography
GE2-1
Examines features and characteristics of places and environments
GE2-2
Describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3
Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
 
Science and Technology
ST3-10LW
Describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment
ST3-11LW
Describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things
ST3-5WT
Plans and implements a design process, selecting a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address the design criteria and identified constraints

Geography

GE3-1
Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
GE3-2
Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environment
GE3-3
Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
 
We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.
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