This program can be undertaken on consecutive days or spread over a term. It involves 1 day for immersion activities and 2 days onsite at Yarra Ranges Tech School.
This program is suitable for students from Level 7 to Level 10.
This program introduces students to horticulture and agricultural practices. Students will investigate current trends and explore the application of technology and innovation that can benefit or enhance current agricultural practices. On day one, students will experience horticulture and research sites, interacting with industry professionals and building research and empathy knowledge*.
The students will then spend day 2 and 3 in teams, investigating and practicing techniques of different smart farming technologies. On the final day, they will present their solutions to the challenge they identified on day one, demonstrating prototypes and their learning journey.
Students will develop knowledge and skills in:
Students will be exposed to technologies and processes used in:
* These visits may be physical or virtual depending on factors such as weather, site availability and government policies relating to student excursions.
Please note: Teachers are expected to assist with the program and technology throughout the day. Optional professional development is offered for both technologies and the Human Centred Design Thinking process.