Teachers' Big Days Out



When: Wednesday 15 January 2020 - Friday 17 January 2020

Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where: The full TBDO program runs over various locations. 

Cost: $180 - $230 early bird special |  $220 - $270 after 12th November

The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia (BGSH) is excited to host two workshops as part of the Teachers' Big Days Out (TBDO) event program in 2020, which focuses on conservation and sustainability.

TBDO is a 3-day professional learning event for educators presented by South Australian cultural organisations with the support of the Department for Education. The program includes over 90 sessions across multiple learning areas and year levels, aligned to the curriculum.

The collective aim is to provide educators with insights into the collections, resources and expertise within our organisations, practical strategies to incorporate in their learning programs and opportunities to share ideas and network with colleagues.


All the buzz about our Aussie bees! 

Did you know that Australia has around 2,000 native bees? Many of these would be buzzing around your garden or school without you even noticing! Come and learn about the difference between honey bees and Australian bees and why bees are of such importance globally.

The workshop will also explore how to encourage native bees to your school or home garden and build a bee hotel!

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Adelaide Botanic GardenLittle Sprouts Kitchen Garden  


Where science meets conservation and education

A behind-the-scenes look at the South Australia Seed Conservation Centre labs and facilities with Michael Yeo. Participants will learn about the important work undertaken by the Centre’s scientists to collect, research and bank our local plant seeds, many of which are listed as threatened or endangered.

The workshop will explore scientific concepts such as seed structure, dispersal and conditions required for germination, plant recruitment, symbiotic relationships and plant biodiversity.

Duration: 90 minutes

Where: Adelaide Botanic GardenLittle Sprouts Kitchen Garden 


More information on these workshops can be found here.


You can check out the full TBDO program here.