Water in a Dry Country

Available at the spectacular Cranbourne Gardens

Water in a Dry Country

Discover the water-conserving properties of plants and learn how the presence or absence of water shapes places.

Students will consider the extreme conditions of drought and flooding which can be experienced in Australia and, applying knowledge of how water moves through environments, they will work in teams to complete a landscape design suitable to Australia’s changing climate.

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Cranbourne Gardens

Year Level

Year 7 to Year 8 

Students will

  • Construct a basic landscape incorporating water-saving techniques
  • Pot up their own plant to take home

Key focuses

  • Water-wise plants and plans
  • Water conservation 
  • Australian climate systems 

Links to Victorian Curriculum

Level 7-8 Science and Geography

Available Times

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours) Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Meet at the Visitors Centre at Cranbourne Gardens

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