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Workshops & Events

School Visits

Provide your students with an exciting learning opportunity at Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre and the Eco House and Garden.

During a tour of Kimbriki’s waste and recycling facilities, students will see huge volumes of waste, recyclables and recycled materials as well as large trucks, loaders, and other machinery - all from the safety of your bus (or parent’s cars for small groups). In addition, students will participate in an ecology workshop designed to support primary, secondary school and tertiary curriculum outcomes.

School visits are offered free of charge to schools within the Northern Beaches Council (former Manly, Warringah and Pittwater) and Mosman Council areas. For schools outside these council areas, a $5 fee per student applies. Schools are responsible for arranging bus transport to and from Kimbriki and for the duration of the site tour/s.

Learning in the Eco House and Garden is experiential and covers the following topics:

  • Where my breakfast came from
  • Amazing soils
  • The importance of recycling food waste at home and at school
  • All about compost
  • The role of worms
  • You are what you eat… and more!

Workshops are conducted by Kimbriki’s passionate Senior Eco Gardener and teacher - Peter Rutherford.

School visits are now offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from approximately 10am. Please allow 2 ½ hours (including morning tea break) at Kimbriki. Single class groups of up to 30 or double class groups of up to 60 students can be accommodated at any one time. To discuss the requirements of your group or to book contact us.

A visit to Kimbriki is a great way to inspire students, staff and parents to develop initiatives to fulfil the Schools Environmental Management Plan (SEMP).  Parents and support staff are welcome to join the students on the school visit or may like to book for one of Kimbriki’s adult workshops.

We can supply teachers with a Risk Management Plan for the visit on request. For more information please contact us.

We are also happy to assist secondary school students undertake projects. However, as Kimbriki is a busy working site, it is our preference that schools book a group tour rather than encouraging multiple individual visits by students.