About Kings Park Education
Kings Park Education inspires the understanding of Western Australia’s unique plants, people and places. There is a strong emphasis on the role we can all play in a sustainable future.
Kings Park is an ideal place to teach children about the natural world and our place in it. As winner of the national Banksia Sustainability Award for Education in 2013, Kings Park Education is at the leading edge of innovative environmental education.
All Kings Park Education programs are linked to the Australian curriculum and delivered in exceptional learning spaces by qualified educators. We specialise in the curriculum areas of science, history, geography, sustainability and Nyoongar culture.
The Kings Park Education centre consist of a modern, sustainably designed indoor classroom and a number of ‘outdoor living classrooms’, with tree logs for seating under shady trees, a jetty in the Water Corporation Wetland and a fire pit for traditional Aboriginal activities such as bush tucker and tool making. In addition, the Western Australian Botanic Garden provides a spectacular learning landscape with access to thousands of species of unique plants, culturally significant landmarks and leading conservation research.
Excursions to Kings Park are enhanced with a visit to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, which is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment. The area is not a playground or picnic area. It has been designed to retain as much of its natural bush setting as possible. It provides an opportunity to explore, climb rocks and ropes, wade through creeks, build cubbies and get dirty - bringing back a level of challenge, adventure and connection to nature that has been missing from many urban childhoods. Great care has been taken to provide children with a real ‘bush’ experience in the middle of our city, combined with inspiring design and high quality amenities.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is highly regarded around Australia and internationally for its scientific research and conservation, as well as its outstanding presentation and visitor amenities. You may be interested in the Tertiary and adult education programs offered by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.
The Kings Park Education Newsletter helps teachers and education professionals keep updated on the latest programs, upcoming special events and advice.
'Mixing structured learning programs with unstructured nature play to encourage exploration and fun is our magic ingredient.' Kings Park Education Coordinator.
- Last Updated: 25 March 2014