World Environment Day




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Adelaide Botanic Garden’s 2020 World Environment Day celebrations.

Classes from Reception to Year 7 are invited to join us for our 24th year of the event, aimed at raising awareness and educating young South Australians on global and local issues relating to the environment, and action we can all take to address these issues.

Participating students will enjoy a range of interactive environmental presentations covering important topics such as Aboriginal tools for living, preserving endangered species, water monitoring and reducing the use of plastics.

Details for this year’s event are:

  • Date:     Friday 5 June 2020 - POSTPONED
  • Time:    10am to 2pm
  • Venue:  Adelaide Botanic Garden
  • For:      Classes of Reception to Year 7 students
  • Cost:     Classes 10-19 students - $75 + booking fee / class

Classes 20-30 students - $100 + booking fee / class

*Discounts apply to Department for Education Category 1-4 Schools. Please email us at to find out how to receive this discount.

Registrations close Wednesday 6 May 2019. 


Since its inception in 1996, Adelaide Botanic Garden has educated tens-of-thousands of SA school students at its annual 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 the UN's 2020 World Environment Day is #BeatPlasticPollution.