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 the Kings Park or 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: Kings Park Education Centre or 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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Kings Park access disruption

Part of the Western Path between Monash Avenue and Aberdare Road will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 due to construction works on The Kids’ Bridge, pedestrian detours will be in place.

DNA Tower closure

The DNA Tower in Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 until mid-April 2021 due to maintenance.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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