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OOSH Winter Holiday Program 2022

COVID-19 Update

All outdoor programs in the Botanic Gardens will be operating in accordance with NSW DoE face-to-face learning guidelines and within the guidelines of our COVID-Safe Plan.

Mazes, Mysteries and Mighty Towers

Join us in the Garden for a day of fun, outdoor challenges! Our expert educators will guide you through three exciting tasks hidden around the Botanic Garden.

Learn how to create a giant stick maze, forage for natural resources to build the tallest tower and think like a detective to close the case on our Forensic Garden Mystery.

You’ll learn how to work as a team and use brain power and muscle power in this exciting winter holiday program.

Dates: 5th - 8th July & 10th, 14th, 15th July | 10:30 - 12:30pm & 1:30 - 3:30pm
Program length: 2 hours
Ages: 5 – 12 years
Cost: $16.50 per child
Group size: Minimum 15 children, maximum 27 children
Maximum groups to be booked per time slot: 3 groups/ 81 children
Meeting point: Bowden Centre, The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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NAIDOC Week

In alignment with this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’, please join in on the opportunity to explore and learn about the perseverance and resistance of First Nations peoples in their journey and fight for sovereignty, justice and freedom.

Participants will discover important First Nations figures, Dreaming stories and dates whilst creating their own Aboriginal flags, headbands, calico bags and much more.

Dates: 4th July | 10:30 - 12:30pm & 1:30 - 3:30pm
Program length: 2 hours
Ages: 5 – 12 years
Cost: $16.50 per child
Group size: Minimum 15 children, maximum 27 children
Maximum groups to be booked per time slot: 3 groups/ 81 children
Meeting point: Bowden Centre, The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

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My Time, Our Place

Our programs contribute to the Early Years Learning Framework outcomes:

 

Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

  • Children feel safe, secure and supported
  • Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities
  • Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

  • Children engage with and learn about the natural environment
  • Children learn about the roles plants play in our lives (food, fibre, medicine etc) 
  • Children learn about the interdependence between land, people, plants & animals
  • Children appreciate and care for natural and constructed environments

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

  • Children use a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation,  hypothesising, researching and investigating

Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

  • Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
  • Children collaborate with others, express ideas and make meaning using  a range of media and communication technologies