Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden Learning Program

Bring your learners for fun learning at the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden in Adelaide Botanic Garden!

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This exciting program has been designed to align with National Australian Curriculum Requirements.

It provides groups of students from pre-school to senior primary with hands-on experiences in an engaging outdoor learning environment.

Children will undertake activities that utilise play and exploration, exciting their natural sense of wonder and engaging all the senses.

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

Each lesson will be 60 minutes in duration and led by a qualified Kitchen Garden Educator with the support of program volunteers.

Lessons are available for classes of children from early years (minimum 4 yrs old) to Year 7 and are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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

Please contact us at DEWLittleSproutsVisitingProgram@sa.gov.au or 8222 9311 if you would like to discuss a future booking or if you would like any assistance in planning a future visit.

Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Details

Group size (per session): Minimum 12, maximum 30
Lesson duration: 60-minutes
Day: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Costs: $7.85 per student (minimum total cost of $157.00 per lesson, $5.75 per student (minimum total cost of $115.00) for Department for Education Category of Disadvantage 1-4 sites.

Schools will be invoiced following the visit.

*Please note there may be prices change as of July 1 2024.

Programs are not suitable for play groups.

Early Years Program (Kindergarten to Year 2)

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 (Year 3 to Year 7)

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
DEWLittleSproutsVisitingProgram@sa.gov.au

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