Educator-led

We are pleased that we are now able welcome back school groups to the botanic gardens!

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and, in preparation to welcoming back school groups, we are implementing new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer a safe and fun experience for all groups that attend our programs.

Measures include:

  • Group sizes of approximately 20 to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to while not impacting on the quality of the learning experience
  • Practicing of good hygiene before, during and after sessions
  • Adults and students must continue to maintain physical distance (1.5m) and density (2sqm) requirements
  • Attending teachers and supervisors will be required to play an active role in managing these measures
  • Students, teachers and supervisors must not attend if they are unwell

For more information and updates on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see LATEST NEWS.

Special COVID-19 options and pricing

We have created a range of flexible options for schools visiting the gardens, including smaller groups sizes, which aim to cater for a range of needs, ensure we adhere to the COVID-19 regulations, and maintain a quality learning experience for all.

EDUCATOR LED TRAIL FOR GROUP SIZES OF APPROXIMATELY 20

  • 60 minutes duration
  • An expert Botanic Garden’s Educator leads the class (approx 20 students) through the relevant education trail
  • Fee is $120 for one hour Educator led lesson
  • Fee is $120 for one hour Educator led lesson for Department for Education disadvantaged category 1-4 schools 

FOR GROUP SIZES OVER 20 (MAX 40) - EDUCATOR LED / SELF-GUIDED COMBINATION

  • 60 minutes duration
  • Caters for classes over 20 (max 40) split into two groups
  • An expert Botanic Garden’s Educator leads group 1 for 30 minutes and then group 2 for the second 30 minutes. After spending time with the Educator, teachers then guide the class though the rest of the trail using the Teacher Resource provided
  • Fee is $120 for 2 x ½ hour Educator led lessons (total 1 hour)
  • The fee for Department for Education disadvantaged category 1-4 schools is $80 for 2 x ½ hour Educator led lessons (total 1 hour)

FOR GROUP SIZES OVER 20 (MAX 40) – EDUCATOR LED – TWO EDUCATORS

  • 60 minutes duration
  • Caters for classes over 20 (max 40) split into two groups
  • Two expert Botanic Garden’s Educators will lead the education trail at the same time (1 hour for each group)
  • Fee is $120 for the first group of 20, plus an additional $5 per student over 20 (max 40)
  • The fee for Department for Education disadvantaged category 1-4 schools is $80, plus an additional $3 per student over 20 (max 40) for 2 x 1 hour Educator led lessons.

Schools will be required to book for all options above. To make a booking, please click here.

Please contact DEWBGSchools@sa.gov.au or call 8222 9344 if you would like to discuss a future booking, or if you would like any assistance in planning a future visit.

Please confirm your own schools and Education System policies before contacting us.