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.

Make a school booking or enquiry


Event disruptions

Poolgarla Parkland will be fenced off and there will be additional foot traffic and noise around Poolgarla Family Area from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2022 due to the Danjoo Koorliny event.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from Friday 25 November to Wednesday 30 November 2022 (excluding Monday 28 November) due to multiple consecutive concert events.

Naturescape summer opening hours

Summer opening hours for Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be taking effect from 5 November 2022.

Read all notices ...

Flowers in Focus 2022 winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition this year.

New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

Ready, aim, restore! A new approach to define and achieve restoration targets

A team of researchers from Kings Park Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, have led the development of an approach for ecosystem restoration which connects scientific research, restoration policy, and on-the-ground action.

Read all news ...

Read about weather and warnings ...

All events …