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Farming For Our Future – Incursion

F-Y2 What role do worms and mini-beasts play in our soils? What would our planet look like without them? How does a seed turn into a plant?

Y3-6 How can ancient knowledge help us create a sustainable farming future? Can bushfoods be used in our everyday diets? How do bushfoods help wildlife as well as humans?

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Join our expert educators and explore how we can all (young and old!) contribute to growing a sustainable food system. Discover the world living under our feet and how growing our own food can connect us to a healthy self, community and planet. Our educators will guide students through problem solving and action planning to create change within their school community and explore solutions to increase local food production at school or home.

Through this interactive incursion your students will:

Years F-2

  • Meet and greet a worm and discover the vital role they play in creating healthy, nutrient rich soil
  • Learn about plant life cycles
  • Get hands dirty whilst learning the skill of sowing seeds – perfect opportunity to bulk up an edible school garden or extend the learning with an science inquiry topic

Years 3 – 6

  • Find out how looking to the past can help us create a sustainable farming future
  • Discover a variety of thousand year old bushfood plants and how they can be used in our modern world
  • Get hands dirty whilst learning the skill of sowing seeds – perfect opportunity to bulk up an edible school garden or extend the learning with an science inquiry topic

You’ll receive a school teacher guide, including instructions for optional activities to do before and after the CERES incursion to get your students thinking, discussing and actively contributing to a world that is environmentally sustainable for all living creatures.

Years F – 2

  • Understand how to grow food sustainably and the meaning of ‘organic’
  • Explore the relationship between farming and the environment
  • Investigate how living things grow and change
  • Discover the role of living creatures in a healthy habitat

Years 3 – 6

  • Explore and understand the different principles of organic garden/farming practices.
  • Introduce what industrial agriculture is and it impact on surrounding landscape and wildlife
  • Introduce to alternative gardening/farming practices (conservation ag, regenerative ag)
  • Introduce Indigenous farming practice, explore how it interacted with the landscape and environment around them.
  • Explore how we feed a growing population. Introduce alternative food systems (permaculture, food swaps, polycultures, community gardens, urban farming)

This program links to curriculum areas of:
Science, Geography, English, Civics & Citizenship

Availability
Monday – Friday during term time

Timetable – coming soon

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide below to spark students’ curiosity before our visit and add value to your experience with CERES. It’s also designed to deepen students’ learning back at school.

Foundation to Year 2 Teaching Guide * coming soon
Years 3 to 6 Teaching Guide * coming soon
Years 7 to 10 Teaching Guide * coming soon
Years 11 to 12 Teaching Guide * coming soon

Watch the following video to understand what CERES is all about and to get you and your students excited about our visit!

Year Level
Years F-6

Cost
$200 / 45 minute session
+ booking fee
(minimum of 3 sessions per day)

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