National Arboretum Canberra


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Year 1 and 2 programs

Tree walk - duration 60 minutes

How do trees grow, and what do they need to survive? What other animals and insects live in our trees?

This guided walk explores some of the tree varieties growing at the Arboretum, identifying the various parts including seeds, cones, flowers, and fruit. Students will explore where trees fit into food chains and cycles.

Science curriculum links

Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)

Our place - duration 60 minutes

How is the Arboretum being used by the community? What are some of the features, and what are they for?

This program explores the man-made and natural landscapes of the Arboretum, and how these features have been designed for special purposes. Explore some of the different ways the community uses the Arboretum, the activities undertaken, and why it's a significant place.

Geography curriculum links

The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for (ACHGK005)

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