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Poem Forest – Write a poem. Plant a tree.

Posted by Team APATA | Aug 25, 2022

Primary and Secondary Teachers sign up your class for a free digital workshop with Gamilaroi poet, folklorist and musician Luke Patterson for Threatened Species Day, 7 September!

Students and teachers will be guided through writing activities from a curriculum-aligned learning resource to help craft nature poems and enrich learning outcomes across sustainability, First Nations cultures & histories, English & Science to write their own threatened species poem for the #POEMFOREST Prize.

All POEM FOREST Prize entries will be published and in the running for $5,000 worth of prizes, including $500 cash for each category, book packs, Garden tours, seeds and more!

Created by Red Room Poetry, in partnership with The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, POEM FOREST deepens our connection and breathes life back into the world that sustains us. For every nature poem received a tree is planted to help heal endangered habitats. 5,000+ poem trees were planted in 2021!

Register your class today – open to all primary & secondary students in Australia

DART (Distance And Rural Technology) Learning is a service provided by the NSW Department of Education. Find incredible LiveBy Request, or On Demand learning experiences offered by museums, galleries, research institutes, scientists, writers, athletes, artists, educational organisations, musicians, zoos and many more.

DART Learning provides access and equity to education by supporting teachers with online resources, allowing them to deliver quality effective lessons and learning experiences with productive educational outcomes.  Their virtual excursions are designed to enrich curriculum across all student ages and all subject areas.

Register with Dart Learning and book your place at the workshop

10am, 7 September 2022.

Primary School  Workshop: https://dartlearning.org.au/excursion/threatened-species-day-poem-forest-primary-workshop/

Secondary School Workshop:  https://dartlearning.org.au/excursion/threatened-species-day-poem-forest-secondary-workshop/

Of course anyone interested can enter a poem for Poem Forest. Visit https://redroompoetry.org/projects/poem-forest/ to access learning resources. Entries close 23 September 2022. and enter.


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