Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Respect - Stages 2 & 3

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Learn practical ways to use the four R’s at home and at school. Explore the environmental impacts of disposable packaging. Learn about sustainable living practices. Participate in gardening activities; preparing, planting and mulching a garden bed. Visit our compost area and see our worm farm in action.

Stages 2 & 3 Science & Technology
2 hours
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
$12 per student. Minimum charges apply

What happens?

  • A highly interactive lesson designed to educate students about sustainable gardening, and how they can practice it – including sowing seeds, composting and keeping a worm farm
  • Learn about how we reduce the need for water in our garden with the use of recycled matter and sustainable practices
  • Look at creative options for items that can be reused
  • Identify items that can and cannot be recycled
  • Discuss the responsibilities we have to the environment
  • Become an ‘enviro-warrior’, get your hands dirty and learn that we need to respect the environment!


Students will... 

  • Describe the effect of people’s actions on the environment
  • Explore the ways existing products can be reused and recycled
  • Explore the environmental impact of everyday products
  • Learn about sustainable living practices
  • Examine the compost bins and worm farms and learn about what you can recycle in these
  • Prepare garden beds and plant seeds.

An engaging and informative learning experience.

Teacher, Orange Public School
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