Science of Conservation
Explore the role of science in plant conservation
Discuss Western Australian biodiversity, the methodologies of conservation and the role of ecological restoration. In a hands-on visit to a bushland area, students undertake the scientific process of rehabilitation, learning how to take plant specimens and identify species, create a herbarium record and how to clean, dry and store seeds for future propagation.
A tour of the plant science facilities provides the opportunity to observe and discuss the current work of Kings Park scientists and horticulturists.
Year level: *9-12 (*suitable for Year 9 and 10 extension students)
Duration: 120 minutes
Cost: Refer to Fees and Charges
Location: Kings Park Education Centre
Bookings: Essential, please contact the Education Bookings Officer
Australian curriculum links: Science
Cross curriculum priorities: Sustainability