Facilitated Evening Program
Years: Grade 3-12
Students: up to 75 students (please contact Education Office to book larger groups)
Duration: 1 ½ hour
Start times: 6:30pm, 7:00pm or 7.30pm. Be aware that summer 6:30 programs will finish prior to sunset. Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
2014 cost with Milo 1 ½ hr duration: $9.25 per student (minimum group cost $180)
2014 cost without Milo 1 hr 15 min duration: $8.25 per student(minimum group cost $160)
2015: Book now and get 2014 prices!
Teacher / student ratio: 1:15
Unlock the Garden gates and shine a spotlight into a whole new world. Experience the sounds, smells and textures of the Gardens in the dark as you explore the rainforest to the red centre. Uncover the stories of our native plants, spy for nocturnal wildlife then share your discoveries over a hot Milo and biscuits (optional extra).
Great evening activity for local and interstate schools, scouts, guides and youth groups.
Science Curriculum links
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from nonliving things (ACSSU044)
Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity (ACSSU111)
Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions (ACSSU112)
Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (ACSHE135)
investigating strategies implemented to maintain part of the local environment, such as bushland, a beach, a lake, a desert or a shoreline
Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176)
The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence (ACSSU185)
Years 11 and 12
Ecosystems are diverse, composed of varied habitats and can be described in terms of their component species, species interactions and the abiotic factors that make up the environment (ACSBL019)
Relationships and interactions between species in ecosystems include predation, competition, symbiosis and disease (ACSBL020)