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Farming For Our Future – Virtual Excursion

How has using chemicals impacted our farms and environment? How does caring for our soil help to tackle climate change? What are some current solutions to transform our food system?

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Join our expert educators and explore the concepts of organic urban gardening. Discover where food comes from and how organic food systems connect to a healthy self, community and planet, and investigate the wondrous relationship between bees, bugs and soil.  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 virtual excursion your students will:

  • Find out how industrial farming negatively impacts our landscape and wildlife
  • Discover organic and Indigenous farming practices
  • Learn about the key elements involved in regenerative farming practices

You’ll receive a school teacher guide, including instructions for optional activities to do before and after your virtual excursion and a Kahoot! Quiz.

Years 3 – 10

  • 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 the term

How the virtual excursion will run:
  • We can use Zoom Video Conferencing to deliver the virtual learning sessions. If your school has a preferred platform just let us know in your booking form
  • The session will open 10 minutes before the scheduled start
  • Q & A will be left open for students to communicate with CERES educators during the webinar
What you’ll receive:
  • You will be sent a unique URL if we are using Zoom for your session
  • A school teacher guide, including instructions for optional activities to do before and after your webinar
What you need for the session:
  • Tablet or mobile device – download the free Zoom app
  • PC, laptop or smartboard – allow the Zoom extension file download request
  • For in-school student webinars, we recommend one smartboard and a minimum of 1 device per 3 students

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide below to spark students’ curiosity before the virtual session and add value to your experience with CERES. It’s also designed to deepen students’ learning back at school. A guide to what a Kahoot! quiz is also included.

Years 3 to 6 Teaching Guide
Years 7 to 10 Teaching Guide
Years 11 to 12 Teaching Guide * coming soon
What is a Kahoot quiz?

Watch the following video to understand what CERES is all about and to get you and your students excited about your virtual excursion with us!

Year Level
Years 3-10

Cost
$200 for one session*
+ booking fee
(maximum group size is 30 students)

*discount applies for multiple bookings

Delivered
via Zoom or
preferred platform
(Google Meets, Webex etc.)

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