- Travel to Canberra Depart your school and travel to Canberra.
CSIRO Discovery Centre guided visit
Participate in an interactive exhibition-based activity to discover how CSIRO's innovations in science, technology, engineering and maths have influenced our lives. This program covers all general capabilities of the curriculum, as well as Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.
Choose one of the following specialised programs:
Design and conduct environmental investigations in this open inquiry workshop. Using real fieldwork tools and digital technology, develop science inquiry skills and gain an understanding of the challenges facing scientists.
Solve a mysterious crime that has occured in the CSIRO collections through experimenting, analysing data, using skills in entomology, chromatography, soil analysis, fingerprinting and hair and fibre analysis.
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary guided visit
Learn about nocturnal wildlife and endangered woodlands as ecologists take you deep into the sanctuary at twilight.
Earth & Environmental ScienceBiologySustainability
CSIRO Discovery Centre guided visitMulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary guided visitAustralian National University visitTidbinbilla Nature Reserve visitNational Arboretum Canberra guided visitQuestacon - National Science & Technology Centre visitAustralian National Botanic Gardens visitRecycling Discovery Hub guided visit
Australian National University visit
Earth Climate Science interactive presentation
Explore how the Earth’s climate has behaved in the past, and how its climate systems are now changing with anthropogenic greenhouse warming.
Alpine Ecology in a Changing Climate interactive presentation
Learn how Alpine plants thrive and survive in changing temperatures and water availability in the Australian Alps, and in arid and coastal NSW.
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve visit
In this ranger led talk, learn how the plants and animals of Australia’s hot dry lands have adapted to fire, and in many cases need it to survive.
National Arboretum Canberra guided visit
Water and Sustainability
Discover what the Aboretum’s 40,000+ trees need to survive in this climate, learn about the sustainable water supply, and the strategies and systems in place to manage water onsite.
Questacon - National Science & Technology Centre visit
Q by Night
Discover Questacon at night and take part in a number of fun science activities, including free-falling down a six-metre slide, freeze your own shadow, experience an earthquake or challenge a robot to a game of air hockey.
Australian National Botanic Gardens visit
Pond Dipping: Aquatic Ecosystems & Indicator Species
Survey freshwater ponds to identify factors that influence the health of their biological communities. Sample water, complete a vegetation assessment, identify macroinvertebrates and aquatic plant life, and learn how to identify indicator species.
Recycling Discovery Hub guided visit
Discover the recycling process in an interactive workshop and be introduced to the broader topic of sustainability. Through Virtual Reality and a CCTV run through of the Materials Recovery Facility, learn about what happens to the items you put into the yellow recycling bin. Explore how mechanical and physical properties of materials are used to sort and separate products and how to be a recycling champion at home.
Bus tour of the Resource Management Centre
Explore Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre on a bus tour covering the landfill, transfer station, the Green Shed reuse facility, landfill gas station and leachate ponds.