Vegetables growing in a raised garden bed

Primary School Program & Incursions

Group of primary school age children tending to a patch of strawberries

Our Primary School Program Learn and Connect Outdoors is suitable for all students kindergarten to year 6 and offers engaging, hands-on sustainability education in a 6-week in a term format. Work with us to start or re-invigorate an outdoor space into an edible garden or a habitat and see your students flourish!

Teachers can rest easy knowing the program delivers outdoor lessons firmly built around the NSW curriculum and the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, along with many of the other general capabilities.

For students, along with embedding this curriculum knowledge, the experiential outdoor setting brings so many benefits, among them bridging theory and practice, improved health, increased engagement, resilience and wellbeing, and life-skill development. Read here to find out how a Queensland school turned around negative behaviours by taking lessons outdoors.

Our program also supports and develops indigenous awareness and community engagement through its indigenous educator day and the opportunity it gives schools to participate in broader events such as National Tree Day or to work together to create individual community events such as a Harvest Day.

“Learn and Connect Outdoors” Program

Suitable for all types of school grounds (with or without existing food garden) and all stages of learning.

Our outdoor learning program is customised to meet your school’s requirements. We help build the capacity of teachers and community in achieving a range of academic, social, health and environmental outcomes. All lessons are prepared by our facilitators in consultation with the class teacher to support and address Key Inquiry Questions and cover Key Syllabus and Skills Outcomes of the Australian Curriculum Learning Areas. Program includes:

Facilitator led learning:

  • 6 x weeks program delivery (1 day a week x 4 x 1 hour sessions) across one school term.
  • Session learning materials (excluding infrastructure or landscaping).

Community Engagement:

  • 1 x P&C meeting/parent workshop/working bee.
  • 1 x teacher meeting/professional development workshop.
  • Project management and tailoring for the individual school environment.
  • Embedding outdoor learning, nature care, nature play, sustainable systems and practices into school operations programming and culture.

Individual topics can be offered as one-off workshops / one-day programs – contact us for pricing.