Explore the role of science in plant conservation
Discuss Western Australian biodiversity, conservation and the role Kings Park and Botanic Garden plays. Visit a bushland site to observe plant adaptations and undertake the scientific processes of plant identification, correct recording and creating a herbarium specimen.
A tour of the plant science facilities provides the opportunity to observe and discuss the current work of our scientists and horticulturists.
'The students enjoyed the hands-on aspect, the seed handling and being in situ in the Science Lab' - Year 12 Teacher
By the end of this program, students will:
- Learn about areas of science focus at Kings Park (Restoration ecology, Conservation Seed Science/ Propagation Science, Conservation Genetics, Conservation Biotechnology, Marine/Ecology Restoration)
- Visit a glasshouse, seed store and science lab to see scientists at work, meet with a plant breeder to discuss crossbreeding to produce new varieties or lines with desirable properties, and controlled pollination
- Investigate biodiversity in Western Australia
- Discover the science behind tissue culture, seed biology and seed x-rays.
Australian Curriculum Links
Kings Park Education Programs complement learning outcomes of the Australian Curriculum.
Bookings are essential and fees apply.