Adelaide Botanic Garden offers five inquiry trails for secondary students which are aligned to the Curriculum and provide immersive experiences that enable students to explore, observe, record and discuss.
Aboriginal Science and Sustainability
A trail through the Mallee collection of Adelaide Botanic Garden, discussing science, sustainability and traditional Aboriginal plant use. Read more
An investigation of plant adaptations through two extreme environments – the desert and the rainforest. Students act as scientists, recording observations about plants and making hypotheses. Read more
An exploration of the layers and biodiversity of the rainforest. Read more
A trail through Adelaide Botanic Garden’s First Creek Wetland to discover how wetland habitats function and how they can be used to filter and recycle water whilst also improving the natural urban environment. Read more
Wetland Water Scientific Analysis
An investigation into the effectiveness of First Creek Wetland as a means of water purification and recycling, using specialised equipment.
When: Term 1-4
Level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Professional Learning
Type: Inquiry trail
Cost: $6.00 per child or $4.00 category 1-4 schools. Minimum charge $120 per class (or $80 per class for DECD disadvantaged category schools)
Participants: Maximum 30 students
Duration: 1 hour
ALL school visits must be booked in advance.
For more information and to make a booking please visit the Adelaide Botanic Garden website here:
Organising your visit
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