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National Science Week in the Gardens 16 – 24 August 2014

The Secret Life of Plants

Meander along this self-guided science trail through the Gardens and discover the hidden secrets of Australian plants.

Explore the lives of plants from their use by Indigenous Australians to ther cunning ploys to manipulate animals to their bidding. The trail includes 10 interactive stations where you can investigate the secret signals flowers give to insects under UV light, discover plant mimicry, and test your sense of smell. Through "sneaky science" participants will discover key botanical, plant evolution and ecology science concepts.

When: Saturday 16 August 2014 to Sunday 24 August 2014
Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair accessible


The Secret Life of Plants interactive trail goes LIVE

Dig deeper into the secrets of plants and meet botanical experts along the trail.

Pick up your Secret Life of Plants Botanical Brainteaser challenge from the Visitor Centre and get your hands-on science at interactive stations to magnify live specimens, discover insect’s relationships with flowers and make tracks in the Red Centre. 

GO INTO THE DRAW TO WIN!

Correctly answer all the questions in the Secret Life of Plants Botanical Brainteaser challenge and go into the draw to win an annual family pass (2 adults, 2 children) to Gardens’ ticketed events (valued at $400). 

 

When: Saturday 23 August 2014
Time: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair accessible

 

 

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