Earth’s Treasures

Program Overview

Our amazing planet contains hidden treasures. Embark on a journey of discovery as we explore every day materials and identify connections to natural resources. Prepare to challenge your current waste management behaviour at school and home to ensure a sustainable future.

This program can be tailored to suit different levels of understanding, from topic introduction through to topic consolidation.

Victorian Curriculum Links:

    Science: Science Understanding
  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045)
  • Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047)

Program Outline:

There are two options for this program. The 2 hour short program includes three activities listed below (selected upon booking). The 4 hour long program includes all five activities.

      Wastelands

      Explore our wastelands to uncover where resources come from and how they are recycled.

      Recycling and the Alternatives

      Drama based activity that follows the journey of an aluminium can when you toss it, bin it and recycle it.

      Nude Food Demonstration

      Explore the 5Rs inverted pyramid (Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) to identify the various points at which waste can be reduced.

      Recycling Relay & Waste Wise Shopping

      Examine common items and decide which can be recycled and determine which are single use that end up in landfill.

      Compost Bin & Worms

      Step through our shrinking machine and immerse yourself in compost where you will discover how we can reduce organic waste.

    Both programs conclude with:

      Call to Action

      Students are empowered to create positive change around waste reduction and our shared environment.

    Restrictions: More than 4 classes can be accommodated by special request; only available during a 4 hour program.

Book Now

Program Details

Cost (per group): 2hr program - $330.00+GST
4hr program - $495.00+GST

Max # of Groups (group max. 30): 4

Possible Start Times: 10.00am (9.45am arrival)
12.30pm (12.15pm arrival)

Grade Level: (F) Prep, Grade 1, Grade 2

Program Location: Sustainability Excursion Centre

Program Duration: 2 hours inc. break, 4 hours inc. breaks

Program Type: Excursion

Program Theme: Earth's resources, Properties of materials, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost