Bookings

How to book your excursion

Bookings should be made at least 2-3 weeks in advance.

Download the booking form, complete and return it to Fiona Campbell, Council's Sustainability Educator at fiona.campbell@randwick.nsw.gov.au

School visits are offered as full or half-day lessons on Tuesday or Fridays for up to 2 classes.

It is easy to book with these three simple steps:

Step One — select lessons

Early Childhood and Stage One - Energy: Hello Sun

A sensory experience where students discover and experience light and shade. They will find out how we can use sunlight to make energy. Students will explore the garden to see how light affects plants. They plant sun-loving vegie seeds and discover energy saving devices at the Randwick Sustainability Hub.

Through storytelling, games and demonstrations, students learn about the sun, light and shade and how these relate to plants, solar energy and cameras.  Students will understand how they can make energy saving improvements at home and at school and appreciate the sun's role in our world.

Early Childhood and Stage One - Water: Sounds like Water

A sensory experience where students are introduced to the topic of water. They participate in learning about water sounds in the Permaculture Garden's Water Wise Trail.  In this interactive activity, students have fun with water and participate in our water orchestra. They learn the importance of water to their life and how to save water at home.

Early Childhood and Stage One - Biodiversity: Where does our food come from?

With the ability to ask important questions about the food children eat we can help them make wise food choices that benefit their health, our farmers and our farm and natural environments. That’s why we have a new lesson for your students in our school excursions program — ‘Where does our food come from?’.

Stage Two - Water: Water our Resource

Come and experience the Water Our Resource lesson to discover more about water, its importance and how to conserve it.

Students will take on the role of detectives to uncover a number of water mysteries such has how a rain garden works, how to keep a rainwater tank clean, how to create waterwise gardens and kitchens, how to use rainwater in the toilets and how water is used to make our food.

They will investigate and learn more about water saving devices and strategies while exploring the Water Wise Trail demonstrations at the Randwick Sustainabilty Hub.

Stage Two - Biodiversity: The Life Around Us

We’ll find out about the life cycle of worms and their role as decomposers. We demonstrate how to set up a worm farm to turn our food waste into garden fertiliser.

At our new pond on our habitat trail, we’ll identify and document pond life. There, we’ll learn how rocks, logs and fallen branches can be used to make wildlife habitat.

In the Randwick Environment Park we’ll view the remnant Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub and learn how what we do in our homes can

Stage Two - Biodiversity: Where does our food come from?

With the ability to ask important questions about the food children eat we can help them make wise food choices that benefit their health, our farmers and our farm and natural environments. That’s why we have a new lesson for your students in our school excursions program — ‘Where does our food come from?’.

Stage Three - Energy: Electricity Rocks

Come and get practical in our Electricity Rocks lesson and learn how to make an electrical circuit and switches and check for conductivity of materials.  This lesson will explore the technologies and the mysteries of wind and water turbines and solar panels. We will explore how to assess our energy use in the home and at school using simple testing kits.

Stage Three - Biodiversity: Living World of Seeds

We explore the environment at the Randwick Environment Park and learn of ways that plants have adapted over time to cope with the hot, dry and windy conditions. We also investigate how we have adapted the local environment to grow organic food for people.

Science skills learned include conducting fair tests related to seed germination, making predictions and measuring data.

We will prepare seeds for germination using both wet and dry techniques.

Stage Three - Biodiversity: Where does our food come from?

With the ability to ask important questions about the food children eat we can help them make wise food choices that benefit their health, our farmers and our farm and natural environments. That’s why we have a new lesson for your students in our school excursions program — ‘Where does our food come from?’.

For more details download our school excursion information booklet.

Step Two — select a half or full day option

Select a half day or full day option:

  • Half day morning option: arrive at 10:00am for a 10:30am to 12:30pm lesson (choose one lesson)
  • Half day afternoon option: arrive at 12:00pm for a 12:30pm to 2:30pm lesson (choose one lesson)
  • Full day option: arrive at 10:00am for 10:30am to 2:30pm lessons (choose two half day lessons or one full day lesson).

For more details download our school excursion information booklet.

Step Three — book your excursion

Download the booking form, complete and return it to Fiona Campbell, Council's Sustainability Educator at fiona.campbell@randwick.nsw.gov.au

Bookings should be made at least 2-3 weeks in advance.

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