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
- Explore The Calyx Plants with Bite exhibition and see the spectacular vertical green wall
- 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
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.