Build your own solar robot


Clean Energy Nillumbik (CEN) in partnership with Edendale Farm is hosting a children's activity for 8-12 year olds during the the January school holidays.

All the attending children will be gifted a Solar Robot kit, and with assistance from a parent or guardian, will construct a Solar CD Racer while at Edendale. The kits can be taken home by the children and used to build 5 other solar robots.

In addition to the solar robot construction workshop there will be other fun clean energy activities and opportunities to meet some of the farm animals at Edendale.

Chaperoning adults will be able to chat with volunteers from CEN and a selection of stallholders about clean energy ideas and projects for home. There will also be a electric car on site.

There are two sessions to choose from:

  • Morning - 10am to 12pm
  • Afternoon - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Each session will consist of two activities with the children rotating through both activities. There will be a  short snack break between the activities so BYO food / drink. 

  • Activity 1  - CD Racer Robot  Construction
  • Activity 2 - Clean Energy Farm Tour and meeting the animals

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Please note

  • The construction activity is quite fiddly therefore the age range for children participating has been set at 8 to 12 yeas old
  • The chaperoning parent will need to be present at Edendale for the whole event and will need to assist the child(ren), as required, with the construction of the robot
  • Depending on  COVID restrictions, Edendale may be closed to the public on this day
  • Depending on COVID restrictions and visitor capacity caps there may be a restriction of one adult per participating child and no non-participating siblings. These restrictions will be reviewed closer to the event 
  • BYO snack food and Cafe Eden should be open

This event is part of the Practically Green series of events funded by Nillumbik Shire Council


  • Thursday, 21 January 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 21 January 2021 | 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM


Edendale Farm, 30 Gastons Road, Eltham 3095  View Map

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