POEM FOREST Workshop - Threatened Species Day
POEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize where words make positive climate action
This free digital workshop for Threatened Species Day will feature an exciting Red Room Poetry poet to guide students through writing activities from our curriculum-aligned learning resource to help craft nature poems and enrich learning outcomes across sustainability, First Nations cultures & histories, English & Science.
Among other prize categories, a Threatened Species Prize (F-12) will be awarded to the best poem written in response to Australia’s threatened species. If students wish to be considered for this prize category, they should choose their threatened species in advance. See the list of threatened flora, fauna and ecological communities.
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, Thursday 7 September
Secondary workshop (Years 7-12) »
1-2pm AEST, Thursday 7 September
About POEM FOREST
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)
- Internet access
- Own device
- Zoom (download Zoom)
- Writing equipment (pencil and paper or device)