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Events & Professional Development

View all the events exclusive to teachers and schools provided by the Australian Botanic Garden.

Two-Lesson Special

Get real value for your visit and bring your students for a full day of excursions to our beautiful gardens.

Book a full day program for your school for $20. This includes 2 x 2 hour lessons (different topics) and a 45 min - 1 hour lunch break.

To book please contact or call us on (02) 9231 8134.

We look forward to seeing you at our Garden for a double excursion experience!

Professional Development


Outdoor Connections presents "Starting an Outdoor Learning or Bush Kinder Program"

Date: Friday, 21 June 2019
Where: Bowden Centre, Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
When: 9am - 3pm
Cost: $200 (includes all materials, expert facilitation, morning tea and a certificate)

This unique workshop is aimed at Early Childhood and Primary Teachers and contributes 5 hours to NESA Registered PD, addressing Standards 2.1.2, 3.2.2 and 4.2.2.

Participants will engage in pedagogical theory, practical activities and collaborative planning. They will learn how to establish routines, complete risk/benefit assessments, resource sessions and plan outdoor activities. Learning will take place amongst the natural parklands, gardens and ponds of the Australian Botanic Garden.

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Speaking 4 The Planet Competition

Back again after last year’s success at the Australian Botanic Garden, 4Sustainability Education and four South West Sydney councils are inviting high schools in Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly local government areas to join us for the regional Speaking 4 the Planet competition.

Date: Friday, 7 June 2019

This competition celebrates World Environment Day and this year's theme of 'Air Pollution'. It links environmental issues with the arts, and there are four categories:

  1. Art
  2. Drama
  3. Public speaking
  4. Video

This event is free for schools, but registration is essential.

For more information contact:
Phil Smith
4 Sustainability Education Consultancy
0412 338 687