Carbon Futures 

Available at both Melbourne & Cranbourne Gardens

Carbon Futures: Taking Action on Climate Change (5–6)

Investigate carbon in the environment and how it relates to climate change.

Students will learn about the carbon cycle and the impacts of a changing climate on species survival. They will discover the role fungi plays in balancing the ecosystem and the importance of soil carbon sequestration. Through real-life examples, students will examine how organisations are responding to climate change and be challenged to consider what they can do themselves at home and school.

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Melbourne & Cranbourne Gardens

Year Level

Year 5 to Year 6

Students will

  • Discuss climate change mitigation and how they can reduce their carbon footprint
  • Measure a tree to calculate its carbon content
  • Cultivate their own plant to take home

Key focuses

  • Nature of carbon
  • Role of trees and mushrooms in the natural carbon cycle and the relation to climate change
  • How to respond to climate change

Curriculum Links

  • Level 5-6 Science
  • Level 5-6 Economics and Business

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

Education entrance, Observatory House at Melbourne Gardens


Meet at the Visitors Centre at Cranbourne Gardens

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