Ecological Field Studies program

An introduction to ecological sampling techniques used by biologists and environmental scientist in the field. 

Carry out a habitat assessment of a Bold Park banksia woodland using transects and quadrats. Measure and identify species presence, recruitment and abundance.

Survey biotic, abiotic and cultural heritage factors, to help students understand the fragility of this unique community.

Use simple keys to identify common plant species, recognising key taxonomic groups to family level, then create a digital herbarium specimen to take back to school.

This program incorporates the use of scientific equipment, digital and spatial technologies, and ethical protocols.  

*Bring along smart phone or tablet to collect data digitally to use back at school.

Location: WA Ecology Centre, Bold Park

Bookings are essential and fees apply.

Please refer to the Kings Park Education Cancellation Policy before booking this program.

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Administration car park closure

There will be limited access to the BGPA Administration building and the Kings Park Education and Learning building from Wednesday 15 June 2022 for approximately 8 weeks, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

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.

Bold Park disruption

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

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Floral clock debuts artistic new look

The much-loved Kings Park Floral Clock has debuted a whole new look with a modern floral makeover from an exciting artist.

Fire Ecology Burn

Researchers and bushland staff at Kings Park successfully carried out a scientific research burn in a section of Kings Park bushland earlier this month. 

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.

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