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Event Series Event Series: Nature School for homeschoolers

Nature School for homeschoolers

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Next date: Thursday, 16 February 2023 | 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Suited for 5yrs – 12yrs. Cost $35 per session.

Nature School provides an opportunity for home school families to add nature play, outdoor skills, sustainability and environmental awareness in their learning activities. The Nature School program is run by experienced environmental educators, with content linked to NSW Science and Technology and Geography syllabus as well as links to the cross curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge.

Activities range from storytelling, fauna encounters, exploring urban bushlands and child led independent play with a focus on developing self-confidence, problem solving skills and risk management in an outdoor environment.

Thursday 16 February – Wetland Exploration

The Wildflower Garden is home to some beautiful wetland areas. We will explore these unique ecosystems within the garden, conduct a scientific investigation and meet some of the inhabitants. To consider the importance of waterways we will explore the water cycle, the use of water as a resource and the need for conservation.

Thursday 16 March – Urban Bushland

Although in some parts of the bush it can feel like miles from anywhere, the Wildflower Garden is right next to the houses, gardens and roads of St Ives. It’s also a popular recreation space for local residents. We will study the impact of humans on urban bushland in Ku-ring-gai, experience a close encounter with some native animals that have adapted to urbanisation, and consider how we can help protect them.

This program is suitable for primary aged children. Children may be dropped off however a parent or carer is required to stay for the program for children aged five or under and for children with special needs. Younger siblings may attend however remain the responsibility of their parent or carer.

Science outcomes:STe-3LW-ST, ST1-4LW-T, ST2-4LW-S, ST3-4LW-S

Geography outcomes: GEe-1, GE1-1, GE2-1, GE3-1


  • Thursday, 16 February 2023 | 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
  • Thursday, 16 March 2023 | 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM


Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives, 2075, View Map