Celebrating World Environment Day 2022

World Environment Day is celebrated every 5th of June  and this years theme is “Only One Earth“. Celebrate World Environment Day with us for a series of free virtual events for students on Monday 6 June.

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In 2022 World Environment Day focuses on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”.  Virtual Excursions Australia sponsored by AWS InCommunities have a program of free virtual events for students across Australia to help them connect with nature.

There is a great program of free events on Monday 6 June starting with Mindfulness in Nature at 9.15am and wrapping up with an engaging science show from Fizzics Education.

Check out the full program

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Virtual School Events

Virtual Excursions Australia is supporting schools across Australia by providing discounted live and engaging virtual events. Sessions will be delivered by some of Australia’s best education presenters.

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There are 5 sessions available each term during 2022. Sessions are scheduled on Wednesdays at 9.30am AEST for 45 minutes. Sessions are delivered as a webinar through Zoom and students will be able to ask questions through the Q&A function.  Join us for a single program or book a 5 session or 10 session package.

Term 2 topics include:

  • Magical Story Maps
  • Interactive talk with a Holocaust survivor
  • Chemistry Chaos show
  • What’s in your Backyard
  • Intro to Great Barrier Reef

Find out more using the  Rural and Remote, School Package or Homeschool Package buttons below.

Virtual Excursions Australia is supporting students across Australia by providing discounted live and engaging virtual events.

CAASTRO in the Classroom sessions for 2016

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CAASTRO in the Classroom has an exciting year ahead with some intriguing new video conferencing sessions offered to schools all over Australia.

Bookings are now open for all school terms for these engaging sessions presented by research scientists, with newly-developed pre- and post-visit resources provided for each topic.

Topics for 2016 are ‘Awesome Astronomy‘ for Year 5, ‘Solar System and Beyond‘ for Year 7, ‘Big Bang – How to Make a Universe‘ for Year 10 and ‘Special Relativity‘, ‘Cosmic Engine‘ and ‘Gravity and Orbits‘ for Year 11 and 12 Physics.

Royal Botanic Gardens Term 3 Video Conferences

Interactive Learning – Term 3 Program

We are excited to offer these upcoming video conferences live from The Australian PlantBank – our award winning science and conservation facility at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.
Our passionate educators are keen to share their broad knowledge of plants, sustainability, conservation and habitats with your students.

Seed Stories

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  • Discover more about seeds and their journeys through PlantBank – where they are researched or propagated or stored to protect and preserve them for the future.
  • Learn about plant life cycles and seed dispersal (helicopters, gliders, floaters and hitchhikers).

When: Friday 25 July 2014

Time: 11.30 am


Sustainable Gardens



  • Find out more about sustainable gardening practices for your school garden, and explore the intriguing world of plants.
  • Our Botanic Garden educator will guide students through activities to encourage sustainable practices in the garden.

When: Friday 1 August 2014

Times: 10:30 am -11.15 am and 11.30 am -12.15 pm

Registration: 10.30 am or 11.30 am


Fantastic Fungi SCIFEST

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  • Explore the important world of fungi with scientists from The Royal Botanic Garden and The Australian PlantBank.
  • Find out how fungi fit into the foodchain and their important role in ecosystems.

When: Friday 8 August 2014
Time: 12:00 pm – 1 pm


Aboriginal use of Plants



  • Learn how plants have been used by Aboriginal people for food, medicine, tools and weapons.
  • Students will learn how to identify and understand several native plants and their uses.
  • Students will gain an appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives in relation to sustainability and bush care

When: Friday 29 August 2014
Time: 11.30 am -12.15 pm and 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Cost: $3 per head


Plant Classification (Year 7-8)



  • Living World SC4-14LW Biology.
  • Classifying 5 plant groups – identifying and comparing structural differences between plants.

When: Friday 5 September 2014
Time: 10:30 am -11:30 am and 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Registration: 10.30 am or 1.30 pm
Cost: $3 per head


Threatened Species Day – Wollemi Pine

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  • Let’s celebrate the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the Wollemi pine.!
  • Science staff from PlantBank will talk about some of their exciting conservation projects, working to to save Australian plant species.

When: Monday 8 September 2014
Time:12:00 pm – 1 pm


Pollination (Year 11 Biology)

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  • Expanding on the Australian Biota (Biology topic), explore the structural features of Australian plants and how their flowers are pollinated.
  • This Video Conference is an essential extension of Australian Biota excursions at The Royal Botanic Gardens.

When: Friday 12 September 2014
Time: 10.30 am – 11.30am and 1:30 pm – 2.30 pm
Registration: 10.30 am or 1.30 pm
Cost: $3 per head


Videoconferencing at the Powerhouse Museum

2014 is set up to be an exciting year for videoconferencing at the Powerhouse Museum! We are launching a whole new suite of regular programs starting Friday February 14th. Book your Powerhouse Museum virtual excursion on the DART Connections website.


Here’s a snapshot of what the Powerhouse Museum has to offer:


For Good Measure: Fun with measurement and standards


What do ‘Peter Piper’ and ‘Jack and Jill’ nursery rhymes have to do with maths and measurement?

What are gills, bushels, pecks and the smoot? Find out in this special hands-on maths video conference! JoinPowerhouseMuseum Curator Matthew Connell on this mathematic adventure which includes access to the measurement collection usually kept locked away from the public. Students interact throughout the session with fun hands-on activities in your classroom. Get your students experimenting with measurement and mathematics!



Sustainable Solutions Workshop


Put on your eco-designer thinking caps and take part in this hands-on workshop! 

Learn about ecological footprints, what it means to be sustainable and how to think sustainably using the 6 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Refuse and Rethink. Get creative and get your hands dirty — students make their own creation using an eco-friendly, sustainable material.

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Babbage & his Difference Engine


Celebrate International Pi Day with an exciting session on the inventor of the computer, Charles Babbage! 

Powerhouse Museum’s Principal Curator, Matthew Connell, introduces students to one of the first computing machines ever invented, the Babbage Difference Engine No. 1.


Transport: Past & Present (Available from May 9)


A unique character-guided tour through Sydney’s transport history and future options. Using objects from our PowerhouseMuseum collection as well as archival images and footage, students will be transported back in time in this engaging and interactive program.



Visit the PowerhouseMuseum’s page on DART Connections website to book a session and for full details of upcoming sessions.


If you would like to participate in a session on another time that is not listed, or have any other questions, pleaseemail video.conferencing@phm.gov.au

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