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Plan Bee - Stage 1, 2 or 3

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.

Learning Activities

  • 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


Stage 1, 2 or 3
Science and Geography


The Calyx


2 hours


Minimum charge of 35 students or $472.50 applies to Plan Bee bookings. Click here for full pricing details.

More information

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

Stage 1

Science and Technology

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
Uses a structured design process, everyday tools, materials, equipment and techniques to produce solutions that respond to identified needs and wants
Describes features of places and the connection people have with places
Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

Stage 2

Science and Technology
Describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features
Describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things
Applies a design process and uses a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address specific design criteria
Examines features and characteristics of places and environments
Describes the ways people, places and environments interact
Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments

Stage 3

Science and Technology
Describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment
Describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things
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


Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environment
Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments
Contact Us
For more information on our programs please contact us on programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au 

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.

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.

​Minimum cost per booking: 35 students or $472.50

Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.


We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.