Day Programs

Child in the day programBirrigai offers schools sessional and day-long programs, so you can ‘build-your-own’ visit! We can cherry-pick from elements within our residential programs and from our in-residence programs to make it easy for you run an exciting excursion in a single school day.  See our Learning Descriptors (PDF - 1.6MB) for more details.

Examples of Day Programs include:

Wetland Wonders (Pre School)

Theme: Awareness of Wetland Environments

Wetland Friends (Foundation - Year 2)

Theme: Adaptations

Wetland Connections (Year 3 & 4)

Children running outside

Theme: Food Webs

Wetland Detectives (Year 5 & 6)

Theme: Investigation at the Wetlands

Teddy Bears’ Picnic (K – Year 1) - hosted at the Australian National Botanic Gardens

  • Earthwalk
  • Teddy Bear Tag
  • Musical TreesChild at camp
  • Lost Teddy Hunt
  • Seed Propagation

Environmental Trail (Year 1 & 2) – hosted at the Australian National Botanic Gardens 

  • Survival Game
  • Cat and Bilby Game
  • Earthwalk
  • Web of Life
  • Castaway Teddy
  • Seed Propagation

The Sanctuary

This wetland environment provides an insight into the natural world. Get a ‘duck’s eye view’ of the wetlands in the below water level weir, search  for platypus along the boardwalk, scramble over the granite outcrops, see research in action at the Vet centre and get up close and personal with our reptiles. Programs can be designed to achieve particular learning outcomes.

A child with gold

Endangered species (Sanctuary) – Northern Corroboree Frog and Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

Simulation and empathy games help students appreciate the threats to our endangered species and give them insights into the protection of the Northern Corroboree Frog and the Southern Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby.