Geography & Enviro History ceres 2019-06-24T13:46:46+00:00

Project Description


Land programs focus on natural processes and how humans, animals and the land interact with each other and including the exploration of sustainable agriculture.

Duration of activities: ~ 50 minutes
Available for: Year 9 & 10


You can mix and match activities from two different programs.

  • Through an interactive tour of CERES, students will gain an understanding of landscape history, local biomes, colonial impacts and sustainable food systems.
  • Students will explore CERES and surrounding sites to gain a visual understanding of how human activities have impacted on the natural environment in an urban setting.
  • We will look at progressive urban food systems and how CERES promotes holistic models for a food secure future for Melbourne.
  • In the end, students will have an understanding of how landscapes and food systems have changed over the years, from pre European to post-colonial, and some ways we can continue to produce food in a sustainable way in the face of climate change and population growth.
  • Take a tour of CERES and the Merri Creek
  • Learn how to identify various indigenous plant species, and about their uses for food, drink, medicine, tools and building materials
  • Learn about the local seasons and how to identify them through ecological signals
  • Discuss indigenous origins of common food plants
  • Investigate soil and water as environmental resources and the important role they play in the food system
  • Students gain an understanding of water sensitive urban design by participating in a probability based game that allows the players to embody a parcel of water as it moves through to different water cycle systems
  • Identify the major sources of water and nutrient loss in terrestrial and urban landscapes
  • Explore, identify and test different soil types to discover characteristics such as texture, nutrients and PH
Book an Excursion


Contact the Education Bookings Team
(03) 9389 0144

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