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The Botanist Apprentice

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Facilitated Day Program
Years: Year 7 - 12
Students: up to 50 students
Duration: 1 hour

2014: $5.75 per student (minimum group cost $75)
2015: $6.00 per student (minimum group cost $80)
2016: $6.25 per student (minimum group cost $85)
Teacher / student ratio: 1:15

Teacher / student ratio: 1:25


Discover how to identify, classify and preserve plants
Explore the Australian National Botanic Gardens living collection
Connect with scientists in the Gardens

Want some hardcore botany or science? Speak to our Education Officer about elements to include in your program:

  • Plant identification – Classification, major Australian families, herbarium specimens, microscope dissections and using keys
  • Plant Structures – discover the strategies plant use to grow and survive through investigating under the microscope seeds, leaves, stems and flowers.
  • Photosynthesis – learn the ins and outs of plant respiration and why we need them to survive
  • Horticulture – from pre-treatment of seed, to sowing, aftercare, transplanting and cuttings, learn how our Horticulturalists manage the Gardens.

We design the program for your needs!

The Plant Kingdom
Common Australian Plant Families
Propagating Australian Plants

The Australian Curriculum – Science Links

Year 7
There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity (ACSSU111)

Year 9
Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both nonliving and living systems and involve energy transfer (ACSSU179) comparing respiration and photosynthesis and their role in biological processes

Year 11 and 12
Biological classification is hierarchical and based on different levels of similarity of physical features, methods of reproduction and molecular sequences (ACSBL016)
Biological classification systems reflect evolutionary relatedness between groups of organisms (ACSBL017)


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