Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden Learning Program


 

 

The Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden Learning Program at Adelaide Botanic Garden is back for 2018!

Lessons are available for classes of children from Early Years (minimum 4 years of age) to Year 7 and will be held on Thursdays.

The Kitchen Garden Learning Program is aligned to relevant curriculum (Early Years Learning Framework and Australian Curriculum).  The program will be a hands-on, inquiry-based and sensory experience for all involved!

Lessons are led by a qualified Kitchen Garden Educator with the support of program volunteers.

The Kitchen Garden also showcases the benefits of growing fresh, healthy produce to the whole community, instilling healthy habits from a young age.

The general public are welcome to visit the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden when sessions are not being held.

Details

Group size (per session): Minimum 12, maximum 30
Lesson duration: One hour
Day:  Thursdays – lessons at 10am, 11:30am and 1pm.

Fees: $7.50 per student (minimum total cost of $150 per lesson), $5.50 per student (minimum total of $110) for Department for Education Category 1-4 Disadvantaged Schools. All prices are GST inclusive and schools will be invoiced following the visit.

Programs are not suitable for play groups.

Early Years Program

  • Suitable for classes of Kindergarten to Year 2 students

The Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden Early Years Learning Program allows children to explore the wonders of a kitchen garden environment through a range of fun and engaging learning opportunities. Guided by a qualified kitchen garden educator, the program is hands-on and sensory in nature and aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework. The Kitchen Garden also showcases the benefits of growing fresh, healthy produce to the whole community, instilling healthy habits from a young age.

Primary Program

  • Suitable for classes of Year 3 to 7 Students

The Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden Primary Program has a focus on STEM learning. Students and their teachers will use the kitchen garden environment as a research tool to develop their scientific biological conceptual knowledge of the structure and function, diversity and evolution and interdependence of plants. The sessions are inquiry-based, tailored to address specific year level Australian Curriculum outcomes and provide a springboard for teachers to continue learning experiences back at their sites. Technology is employed to support the learning with engineering and mathematical tasks either embedded in the program or explicit in the recommended post visit activities for students.

For help planning your visit and ideas on pre and post-visit activities download this booklet.

Contact us

For alternative arrangements or other enquiries, please contact:

Kitchen Garden Education
(08) 8222 9343
DEWNRLittleSproutsVisitingProgram@sa.gov.au

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