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Creatures of the 
Water Garden

aquaponics for preschool

Do plants only grow in soil?

What is a water garden?

What creatures live within a water garden?

This Sustainable STEM activity can be both a stand alone workshop OR is a fantastic follow on from our Water Garden (Hydroponics) workshop.

In this activity plants are grown in water... but there's a twist.

Our twist happens to be a pair of yabbies and/or fish that will help the plants grow (and the centre gets to keep them with the aquaponics unit).
Children will learn how to construct a small aquaponics unit in which they can grow some vegetables like lettuce. 

Children will learn to look at common items and adapt them for new purposes.

All workshops come with a pdf Educator Resource which includes:

• Synopsis & Analysis of Learning
• Links to NQF, EYLF, MTOP & Australian Curriculum

• Risk Assessments
• SDS if applicable
• Extension questions, ideas and/or activities
• Critical reflection questions

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Workshop Inclusions

  • 1 x STEM Presenters (approximately 1-1.5 hour workshop).

  • 1 x Creatures of the Water Garden (Aquaponics) presentation/workshop.

  • 1 x risk assessment.

  • Resources for up to 30 children

  • 1x Aquaponics kit (contact us about additional pricing for larger groups).

  • 1 x PDF Educator Resource (includes Snapshot of workshop, Analysis of Learning, Follow on activity ideas and links to EYLF or MTOP and the NQF).

  • SDS documentation

Workshop Requirements

  • This workshop can be modified for each age group, please specify on booking form.

  • Access to an electrical power outlet.

  • Sunny spot near power outlet for aquaponics unit to live (should you not have a sunny outdoor spot available, you can add on a grow light when making your booking. Grow lights are priced at $60 +GST per unit but receive for $30 with aquaponics workshop)

  • Access to water

We also tailor packages and workshops to your needs. Contact us today to discuss your STEM workshop needs!