POEM FOREST Workshop - National Science Week

3313_RR_PoemForest_Hero_Image (1).png

Tuesday 15 August 2023

Cost: Free

Event type(s):
Workshop, Online

This free digital workshop celebrates National Science Week with an exciting Red Room Poetry poet to guide students through writing activities from our curriculum-aligned learning resource.

POEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize where words make positive climate action

This free digital workshop celebrates National Science Week with Wollongong Botanic Garden horticulturist Penny Hoswell, who will bring her rich knowledge about plants and ecosystems to guide students through writing activities to help craft nature poems and enrich learning outcomes across sustainability, First Nations cultures & histories, English & Science.

All poems created in the workshops can be entered into the POEM FOREST Prize to be published and go in the running to in $5,000 worth of prizes, including a special Threatened Species Prize, $500 cash for each category, book packs, Garden tours, seeds and more! Teachers should allow additional class time to edit and submit poems to the prize via our digital entry form. This can be a fun digital literacy task.

Book a workshop (via DART):

Primary workshop (Years K-6) »
10-10.45am AEST, Tuesday 15 August

Secondary workshop (Years 7-12) »
1-2pm AEST, Tuesday 15 August


Created by Red Room Poetry, in partnership with Wollongong City Council , 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.

How to access the workshop:

You will book the workshop via DART, and it will be held live online via Zoom Webinar. You'll receive the workshop access link and some more instructions to your email inbox a few days prior to the event.

Technical enquiries or questions about the booking process should be directed to DART Learning:

Helpdesk: 1800 824 737 (NSW only)

Email: enquiries@dartlearning.org.au

You'll need:

  • Internet access
  • Own device
  • Zoom (download Zoom)
  • Writing equipment (pencil and paper or device)