Rural Discovery Day

Rural Discovery Day

City kids to learn the rural ropes

A world of discovery awaits city students at Rural Discovery Day at the Brisbane Showgrounds in May.

2019 will mark its 16th year, with the popular ‘ag-ucational’ day bringing the country to the city to teach primary school students that food comes from farms, not the supermarket shelf.

New this year! 
Rural Discovery Day will provide real farm experiences delivered through a new and engaging narrative about farmer James and his Border Collie named Rosie. The story will take students on a journey to better understand what it means to be a farmer and how agriculture touches their lives each day. 

The activities have been developed to align with the Prep to Year 4 Australian Curriculum in the subject areas of Science, HASS, Literacy and Technologies.

To provide a more personal and engaging experience for the students, Rural Discovery Day has been capped at 300 students and the places have now been filled. 

If you missed out on a place at the 2019 Rural Discovery Day, there are still places available for our FREE incursion program - How did that get in my lunchbox? - recommended for Year 5 & 6. Email education@ekka.com.au to register your interest. 

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For more information please contact
Education and Experience Coordinator
E: education@ekka.com.au 
P: 07 3253 3948

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the day work?

 Students will be immersed in the story of farmer James and his Border Collie Rosie. This story has a twist that will set the challenge for the day. Students will be spilt into groups of 60 and given a map to follow to help farmer James find Rosie. Each group must visit each animal zone and complete the learning experience before being allowed to continue their search for Rosie. Each learning experience is 30 minutes long, with some zones having two 15 minute rotations where 60 students are further divided into two groups of 30 to maximise the animal interactions and learning experiences.

What to wear?

 The students are invited to dress as a farmer. They are a very important part of the live story that will unfold throughout the day.

What year levels are able to attend?

The narrative has been created to target year levels from Prep to Year 4.  It has been written with key curriculum alignment for each level, with a focus on Food and Fibre and Science

Will food be available for purchase?

The RNA will provide morning tea, however students with dietary requirements are advised to bring their own morning tea.

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