Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Unique Learning Experiences


Education offers several unique stand-alone programs and events throughout the year.  These range from World Envrionment Day in June to cross-site learning collaborations with other cultural organisations. 

Unique learning experiences allow students to develop deeper conceptual understandings.

Some key dates for 2017 include:

World Environment Day - Tuesday June 6

Jeannie Baker Exhibition - June 5 to August 25

Scroll down the page to see what else is on offer in 2017!


Children's University

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Strange Plants 

A Children's University Trail for age 10-14 in Adelaide Botanic Garden.


Sausage Tree

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Please note that plant 2 (Mimosa Speggazzinii) is currently not available as part of this trail).




Heaps Good Productions


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Michael Mills 

is an acclaimed children's entertainer, and 2014 Unsung Hero of science communication, join him on a series of educational and entertaining walks around the Adelaide Botanic Garden. From exploring the cultures of Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece, to going further back in time to the Age of Dinosaurs, or exploring the plight world's rainforests, Michael has developed a reputation for creating world class, site specific educational theatre at cultural institutions across Australia. 

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Indigenous Culture for Kids

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Trent Hill is an Indigenous story teller, educator and guide who has been working in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens for 10 years. His programs include;

Aboriginal Plant Use Trails – conducted at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Group follows a 45 minute walk through the Australian forest, investigating the traditional uses of trees and plants by Aboriginal people, and relating seasonal movements to the surroundings.

Artefact Lesson – conducted at schools / kindergartens. A general introduction to Aboriginal culture where children can hold traditional artefacts and learn about seasonal movements, roles of men, women and children and the diversity of Aboriginal people (45 minutes)

Dreaming Stories – conducted at schools / kindergartens. A Dreaming Story is told and the morals discussed. Animal tracks, signs and symbols are drawn on a whiteboard, and in sandpit if available (45 minutes)

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