Engaging Secondary School Students in the World of Horticulture

Branch Out

Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria have worked closely with experienced consultants to develop immersive educational experiences that encourage students to Branch Out and learn about the thriving and dynamic world of horticulture.

Branch Out is designed for students in years 7–10 and offers rich learning opportunities, giving students a hand-on, real-world experience of horticulture. Participating schools will be provided with engaging, Victorian-curriculum aligned units of learning that contain everything required to teach students the basics of botany, give them an insight into the world of photosynthesis or encourage them to examine the biodiversity in their local area over the course of several weeks. Teachers will be provided with dedicated support during the planning and delivery of these units of learning.

The centrepiece of the Branch Out educational experience is an incursion, facilitated and funded through the SSAF, that will immerse students in different areas of horticultural study, while it all culminates in a fully funded excursion to learn about some of the incredible work being done in the industry.

We are currently accepting expressions of interest in the program. Express your interest here in participating in Branch Out or contact NGIV for further information.


This project is supported by the Secondary Schools Agriculture Fund, which is funded by Agriculture Victoria as part of the four-year $50 million Agriculture College Modernisation Fund.

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