01 Feb Tondoon Gardens – Tours and Education Opportunities
Tondoon Botanic Garden showcases an outstanding collection of tropical, sub-tropical and dry rainforests from Port Curtis region and Far North Queensland. For local residents and for the many interstate and international visitors, Tondoon Botanic Garden is a place of inspiration, relaxation, and recreation. Visited by over 100,000 people each year, it is a popular place for picnics, pleasant walks, and cultural and ceremonial events.
Guided Garden Tours
Along with the weekly guided walks, school and community organisations can book private group tours during the week. We have general guided tours that provide information on various plant and animal life, or bush tucker tours that focus on the history and uses of native bush tucker. Be sure to mention areas of interest to your tour guide so they can modify the tour to suit your needs.
These tours will vary depending on what areas you wish to see and what is in bloom at the time.
Lessons in the Gardens
For schools or other groups looking to study a lesson at Tondoon, Lessons in the Gardens is available for students in early childhood to year 6.
Lessons in the Gardens is an educational program that lets teachers turn Tondoon into their own outdoor classroom. Teachers have designed these lessons to take advantage of the best of what Tondoon has to offer, while ensuring they are aligned with the National Curriculum so no valuable teaching time is lost. Teachers are provided with all the resources they need for each lesson and are encouraged to incorporate their own content into the lesson, allowing them to create a truly unique experience for their students each time they visit.
For more information on the lessons available, please call our Visitor Centre on 4971 4439, or come in to pick up a copy of our brochure and our key learning areas guide, which will show how the lessons will fit in with your curriculum.
Article sourced from the Gladstone Regional Council