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OOSH Autumn Holiday Program 2022

COVID-19 Update

All outdoor programs in the Botanic Gardens will be operating in accordance with NSW DoE face-to-face learning guidelines and within the guidelines of our COVID-Safe Plan.

Eco Engineers

Dig into some cool construction at the gardens by designing and building awesome habitat solutions with nature! Super shelters, waterways and hanging habitat gardens are some of the creations you’ll design using innovative inspiration from nature. Have heaps of fun all while learning about and helping the amazing living world around us! 

Dates: Weekdays, Mon 11 - Thurs 14 April, Thurs 21 - Fri 22 April 2022
Times: 10.30 am and 1.30 pm (we can also fit start times to your groups needs)
Program length: 2 hours
Ages: 5 – 12 years
Cost: $16.50 per child
Group size: Minimum 15 children, maximum 27 children
Maximum groups to be booked per time slot: 3 groups/ 81 children
Meeting point: Bowden Centre, The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Book Eco Engineers

​My Time, Our Place

Our programs contribute to the Early Years Learning Framework outcomes:


Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

  • Children feel safe, secure and supported
  • Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities
  • Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

  • Children engage with and learn about the natural environment
  • Children learn about the roles plants play in our lives (food, fibre, medicine etc) 
  • Children learn about the interdependence between land, people, plants & animals
  • Children appreciate and care for natural and constructed environments

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

  • Children use a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation,  hypothesising, researching and investigating

Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

  • Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
  • Children collaborate with others, express ideas and make meaning using  a range of media and communication technologies