Bringing Back the Bush Schools Planting Program

We are Bringing Back the Bush to Sydney’s biggest backyard and we could use a hand! Put your primary or high school students (years 4-12) to work planting some of the 20,000 native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers to be planted by schools across Western Sydney Parklands. Through the ‘Bringing Back the Bush Schools Planting Program’, your students will learn about their local environment and get their hands dirty. Each student will walk away with: knowledge of the park and its environment experience planting native trees, grasses and shrubs  a free hat !  We arrange the transport when you book – it’s free as well. The program is designed to cater for the specific needs of students from Year 4 upwards. All planting events are delivered by well-known, experienced and qualified environmental educators, Greening Australia. FAQs: What will be provided by the organisers? Schools will be transported to and from the planting event by a Charterplus bus. Onsite, each attendee will be given sunscreen and gloves. The event will be led and overseen by Greening Australia bush regeneration staff. How many sessions can I book? Each school can book up to two sessions. How many students can I bring? Each session caters for a minimum of 20 students and a maximum of 40 students, including accompanying teachers. What should students bring? A hat for sun protection and sturdy, closed-in footwear. What if it rains? Planting will go ahead except in the case of extreme weather events. In the case of rain, students should bring wet weather gear. How long is each planting session? Each planting session lasts an hour and forty-five minutes including travel time. Sessions are run in the morning from 10.00am-12.00pm, or in the afternoon from 12.30-2.30pm. Where will my class be picked up? Students will be collected from the street address nominated at the time of registration. Please ensure that all students arrive 15minutes before departure time.   What if I need to cancel my booking? Please notify Greening Australia at the earliest opportunity so that we can offer the session to others on the waitlist. How do I register? Select your preferred session date, time and location from the list below. | Contact | Privacy | Terms