Congratulations to the 2021-22 Kings Park Science Summer Scholars on completing their summer projects, generously supported by the Friends of Kings Park Fund.

Picture1Over the last twelve weeks, five talented science students have explored different aspects of biodiversity conservation research here at Kings Park, ranging from genetics to seed ecology, cryopreservation, restoration and more.

The Summer Scholars and their projects include:

  • Jess Overton – Seed dormancy alleviation in the native wattle Prickly Moses (Acacia pulchella)
  • Lene Balasupramaniyam – Identifying short-lived species stored in Kings Park’s conservation seed bank
  • Amanda Kelleher – Exploring the role of mitochondrial function in the survival to cryopreservation
  • Melissa Blake – Understanding the potential benefits of wide outcrossing for plant translocation of Tetratheca erubescens
  • Kyle Robertson – Conservation genomics of the Corrigin Grevillea (Grevillea scapigera)

Now heading into its 18th year, the summer scholarship program has enabled more than 100 talented science students to spend their summer working alongside experienced researchers from Kings Park Science. The scholarships offer students the chance to hone their practical research skills and learn from science staff based in Kings Park.

The Kings Park Science Summer Scholarships are part of the Biodiversity and Conservation Science Summer Scholarship program. Applications for the 2022-23 Summer Scholarship program will open in October this year.

For more details on the Summer Scholar’s projects, be sure to pick up a copy of the Winter 2022 Edition of the Friends of Kings Park magazine For People & Plants. Friends members will receive a copy in the mail, and the magazine will also be available for purchase at Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

Floral Clock Maintenance

Please be advised that the Floral Clock outside Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop will be undergoing maintenance from Tuesday 22 March.

Bold Park disruption

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

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Botanic Gardens Day

Discover Perth’s own native paradise this Botanic Gardens Day – located right here in Kings Park!

New innovative AR experience launched at Kings Park

A new locally developed augmented reality experience has been launched at Kings Park in time for families to enjoy during these school holidays.

Rare Bussell’s Spider Orchid will bloom again

The endangered Bussell’s Spider Orchid (Caladenia busselliana) has been successfully germinated at Kings Park using seed collected more than 20 years ago from a sub-population that has since disappeared in the wild.

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