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Growley and the Twitching Tail: About Me

The Hidden Garden


Have you ever seen a mini self sustaining ecosystem?

Do you know how to make a mini ecosystem in a jar?

What is a terrarium and have you made one before?

In this Sustainable STEM workshop we explore the world of mini self sustaining ecosystems, ecosystems in a jar and brainstorm ideas on how to make a terrarium.

We will look at the water cycle and weather systems such as rain, tornadoes and recreate some experiments in a jar. The children will also be introduced the scientific terms such as precipitation, collection, evaporation and condensation. The hands on experiemnts will allow the children to see the water cycle and weather systems in real time

Beyond the Beanstalk will showcase their large self sustaining ecosystem (enclosed terrarium) and explain how it has its own ecosystem and how they can see the water cycle in action within the terrarium. 

Each child will be taught the process of building a small succulent terrarium. They will be given resources to design and make their very own terrarium to take home.

building terrarium
rain in a jar experiment
child made hidden gardens
The Hidden Garden experiments

Workshop Inclusions

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

  • 1 x The Hidden Garden presentation/workshop.

  • 1 x risk assessment.

  • Resources for up to 30 children (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.

  • Tables and chairs for children to create terrariums, this workshop can get a little bit messy.

  • Access to water

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

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