Sustainability Centre Discovery – School Holidays

Excursion Program Overview

Bring your multi-age School Holiday Program (aka. Vacation Care or Outside School Hours Care Program) children to explore our Sustainability Centre to investigate your choice of themes:

Living Things: Explore the living things found in our freshwater pond, compost bin, worm farms and native gardens.

Recycling: Discover what can go in a recycling bin, and the journey these items go on and why the 3R’s are so important

Composting: Learn about the composting process and the wonderful compost creatures that make it happen!

Activities to choose from include:

  • Biodiversity Hunt – Students explore our indigenous forest-like garden and search for and collect amazing minibeasts
  • Video Microscope Demonstration – Students observe their live specimens using a video microscope hooked into our TV. Live specimens from three different habitats are shown: body parts and adaptations discussed
  • Incredible Shrinking Machine – Students venture through our incredible shrinking machine to explore the inner workings of a compost bin
  • Worms Up Close – Students have a close up look at compost worms using magnifying glasses and discover what cocoons and saddles look like
  • Ponding – Students use dip nets, ID charts and containers to collect and identify pond creatures
  • Live Minibeasts – Meet our weird and wonderful leaf insects!
  • Compost Role Play – Students relive the composting process through a costumed, interactive drama and then tour our compost bins outside
  • Wastelands Challenge – An interpretive room which guides you on the journey of Glass, Plastic, Paper, Aluminium and Steel from raw material to finished product.  Learn what happens to rubbish as it goes down the drains, ride on a pretend recycling truck and explore how long recyclable items take to break down in landfill.
  • Recycling Relay
  • Rubbish Free Lunches
  • Curb-side recycling – Discover what items can be recycled via curb-side recycling and what to do with items excluded from that collection

Half Day Programs: Choose 3-4 Activities

Full Day Programs: Choose 5-6 Activities.

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Program Details

Cost (per group): Half Day $330 + GST
Full Day $495 + GST

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

Possible Start Times: Customisable

Grade Level: Holiday Program

Program Location: Sustainability Excursion Centre

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

Program Type: Excursion

Program Theme: Biodiversity, Freshwater, Human Impacts, Insects, Living things, Recycling, Sustainability, Waste Minimisation, Worms & Compost