Project Description

PLANTS & ANIMALS

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: Foundation to Grade 2


ACTIVITIES

You can mix and match activities from two different programs.

  • Experience our CERES Organic farm & gardens through a sensory exploration
  • Visit the farm, see the chickens and explore how plants and animals are grown for food
  • Discover the diversity of life in the garden, from soil-plants-animals
  • Explore how people change environments, and create and design solutions to grow food!
  • Explore the garden for flowers and bees and see how plants and animals are grown for food
  • Become a bee and attend bee school; learn the bee dance, build cells and learn how bees make honey
  • Discover the important role bees play in our food system, such as plant pollination, and also how they make honey by collecting nectar & pollen
  • Identify how people create design solutions to produce foods, such as hives, and the role of the beekeeper and how they collect honey
  • Recognise that bees have different external features and live in different places, and how native bees are different from European bees
  • Investigate the CERES worm farm
  • Handle a real worm and learn about its role in the composting cycle
  • Hunt for minibeasts and learn about food webs and their importance for a healthy environment
  • Discover the lifecycle of a plant, plant needs and seed discovery
  • Feel a variety of seeds on our touch table
  • Match seeds to the mature plants found in the surrounding garden
  • Explore how plants are grown for food & plant a seed to take home!
  • Learn the parts of a plant and identify how living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
  • Enjoy a hands-on experience of netting and discover the creatures living in our waterways
  • Identify the aquatic organisms caught and find out how they indicate water health
  • Consider the role of aquatic organisms in maintaining the health of freshwater ecosystems
  • Determine the health of the tested waterway based on what was found during the activity
Book an Excursion

Enquiries:

Contact the Education Bookings Team
education@ceres.org.au
(03) 9389 0144

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