School excursions at Belgenny
The NSW DPI School program team has joined forces with A Smart Farmer and Fizzics Education to deliver new school programs at Belgenny Farm in Camden, NSW.
To book or discuss a customised program phone: 02 4654 6800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Early Stage 1 – Stage 3 (Kindergarten - 6)
Science in your milk
- Learn about the needs of dairy cows, farming practices, how technology has changed and improved milk harvesting on farms
- food science including composition of milk, food safety and raw milk
- the improvements that science and technology have made to dairy production in the Creamery – a hands-on interactive learning space.
Robotics and coding in the Dairy Industry
- Students use Bee-bots (K-1) or Lego robotics (Years 2-6) to learn about the use of robotics in 21st century farming. Students will code robots to move and/or sense their environment and are challenged to complete one or more of the following activities: cow collar, automated dairy milking system or automated drafting gates.
- A tour of the Creamery demonstrates the improvements that science and technology have made to the dairy production processing chain, from milking to milk processing.
- BOOK NOW: 22 and 23 March 2021
Stage 4 (Years 7-8)
Agriculture and Food technologies
- Students will explore how a dairy farm is a managed environment and investigate the innovative and sustainable ways milk is produced.
- Creamery tour to demonstrate scientific and technological innovation in dairy production.
Stage 5 (Years 9-10)
Judging and Genetics
- Students will learn:
- how genetics and stock selection are used in agriculture,
- how modern biotechnology improves Australia’s produce,
- perform a hands-on DNA extraction,
- learn about Mendelian genetics and see gel electrophoresis in action.
- Hands-on selection, judging and appraisal of beef cattle.
- Practical investigation of Estimated Breeding Values in beef production and the DPI Southern Multi Breed (Genomics) research project.
- BOOK NOW: 16 and 17 March 2021