The Sydney area hosts over 200 amazing native bee species, vital for pollination and ecosystem function. Stimulate curiosity about these amazing pollinators in this dynamic hands-on workshop and engaging presentation aligned to meet NSW Science & Technology and Geography syllabuses for Stage 1, 2 or 3.
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 are given approximately 30 minutes for a self-guided walk of the nearby gardens to look for bees and complete pollinator-related activities. A map and activity resources will be provided for the self-guided part of the excursion.
- Students will explore The Calyx inBLOOM exhibition to see the spectacular vertical green wall and participate in an interactive presentation on Australian native bees
- They will observe a fascinating collection of preserved local invertebrate specimens using magnification before exploring the Royal Botanic Gardens to look for living pollinators
- Students then work collaboratively to build mini bee hotels to take back to school