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World Environment Day

World Environment Day

When: Tuesday June 7, 2022

Date: 9:30am to 2:00pm

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Who: Classes of Foundation to Year 7 students

Cost: $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 even

Places are limited to 20 classes, so be quick! Each ticket booked is per class. Schools are asked to book a maximum of 4 classes (4 tickets). Please contact us if more spots are required


Bring your students to leafy Adelaide Botanic Garden to celebrate World Environment Day!

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

The fun-filled day raises awareness and educates young South Australians on global and local issues relating to the environment, and action we can all take to address them.

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

The theme this year is 'Only One Earth'.

About the event

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

Following a Welcome to Country, students will have fun as they learn about the environment in four activity sessions per Stream. This includes three booked activities lasting for 30 minutes each, plus an included ticket to the on-site Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

The activities on offer include a mix of guided walks, interactive or creative sessions, and specialist presentations.

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.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a world class exhibition featuring wildlife photography from around the world. Classes will be allotted a 30 minute session in their schedule to visit the exhibition.

Choose your stream

Stream ‘A’ (Years 3 to 7)

  1. Guided Grey-Headed Flying Fox camp in Botanic Park – Adelaide Botanic High School & Fauna Rescue
  2. Meeting the ‘Animals Around Us’ – Nature Education Centre
  3. Insect Investigators Citizen Science Project – South Australian Museum
  4. Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Stream ‘B’ (Years 3 to 7)

  1. Aboriginal Tools for Living – Trent Hill Indigenous Culture for Kids
  2. Waste and Recycling Relay for Schools - Veolia
  3. Entomologist for a Day – Green Adelaide
  4. Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Stream ‘C’ (Years 3 to 7)

  1. Animal Conservation - Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots
  2. How to Reimagine, Recreate and Restore School Gardens & Play Spaces – Nature Play SA
  3. Feral Plants – Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium
  4. Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Stream ‘D’ (Years 3 to 7)

  1. Wetlands Guided Trail – Friends of the Botanic Gardens & SA Water
  2. Protecting our oceans with Sea Shepherd – Sea Shepherd
  3. Living Wetlands Explored – Urrbrae Agricultural High School
  4. Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Stream ‘E’ (Foundation to 2)

(Early Years Sensory Trail)

  1. Seeds Planting in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden – Botanic Gardens Kitchen Garden staff
  2. Plants for Musical Instruments - Flavio and Ryan from the Botanic Gardens
  3. “These Curious Things!” with Professor Flint – Heaps Good Productions
  4. Due to the nature of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and some potentially disturbing images for younger viewers, classes in Foundation to Year 2 are instead invited to use this time-slot to explore the Early Years Sensory Trail.

Find out more about each activity here.

More details of specific presentations will be provided upon booking.

This year we have introduced a schedule to reduce potential for COVID-19 spread.

  • We request masks be worn in indoor spaces
  • Fewer than 1000 participants
  • Years F 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 thank our World Environment Day partners for their support.

World Environment Day


Here are some teaser videos, where students can learn more about the environment in this special World Environment Day video series, generously supported by RAA.


Find out all about the First Creek Wetlands in Adelaide Botanic Garden from Mak, Education Coordinator at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium.

In the video, children can learn how wetlands work, and why they are important.

First Creek Wetlands

Indigenous Culture

In this video, viewers will learn about Indigenous culture in Australia, with Educator Trent Hill.

Indigenous Culture

Australian Animals

Meet some Australian critters in this special World Environment Day video with the Nature Education Centre.

Australian Critters

Check out the Botanic Gardens of SA video below to see previous celebrations of students and teachers enjoying the World Environment Day celebrations.

Video footage from the 2018 event in Adelaide Botanic Garden

Climate change resource

Want to learn or teach about Climate Change? Check out this online resource from Green Adelaide which explains the science and provides activity inspiration, thought starters and further information.

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