World Environment Day



Celebrate in Adelaide Botanic Garden this June!

Since 1996, Adelaide Botanic Garden has educated tens of thousands of SA school students at its annual World Environment Day celebration.

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

The theme for World Environment Day this year is Ecosystem Restoration.


When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 9:45am to 2:00pm

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Who: Classes of Years 3 to 7 students

Cost: Cost of $10 per child, with a minimum spend of $175 per class. Category 1 to 4 schools receive a 25% discount. Schools will be invoiced after the event.

 Registrations for this event have now closed. Please look back again next year!


Classes choose from a curated, pre-booked ‘Stream’ of exciting and educational activities.

Students will have fun as they learn about the environment in four activity sessions per Stream, with each activity lasting for 30 minutes.

There is a mix of guided walks, interactive activities, creative sessions, and specialist presentations in each ‘Stream’.

Each thematic ‘Stream’ of activities reflects relevant content descriptors in Australian Curriculum HASS and Science.

These ‘Streams’ are suitable for any year level, but may suit particular years’ Curriculum Descriptors, including:



Suitable for Year 3
Guided Grey-Headed Flying Fox camp in Botanic Park – Adelaide Botanic High School
Harnessing Pig Poo Power – Urrbrae Agricultural High School
Meeting The ‘Animals Around Us’ – Nature Education Centre
Prehistoric Past with Professor Flint – Heaps Good Productions

Culture & Food

Suitable for Years 4 & 6
Bush Tucker Guided Trail – Friends of the Botanic Gardens
Kaurna Culture – Eva Wilson of South Australian Museum
Sustainable Lunchboxes – KESAB
Seeds Planting in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden – Botanic Gardens Kitchen Garden staff


Suitable for Year 5
Mallee Guided Trail – Friends of the Botanic Gardens
Animal Conservation - Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots
Meet Wetlands Animals – Urrbrae Agricultural High School
Aboriginal Tools for Living – Trent Hill Indigenous Culture for Kids

Water & Sustainability

Suitable for Year 7
Wetlands Guided Trail – Friends of the Botanic Gardens
Ocean Conservation’ – Sea Shepherd
Australia Seed Planting – Diggers Club
Climate Ready ‘Cool Your School’ Actions - Green Adelaide


More details of specific presentations can be provided upon booking.

This year we have introduced a COVID-safe plan for the event:

  • Fewer than 1000 visitors
  • Years 3 to 7 classes only, with a maximum of four classes per school, and a maximum of 30 students per class
  • A ratio of 1:10 adult to child supervision ratio
  • Cleaning materials supplied to presenters


We are grateful to the following Partners for their support of World Environment Day:

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