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National Science Week at the Australian Botanic Garden

National Science Week at the Australian Botanic Garden is a full day of science for students in Stage 4 and 5. 

To celebrate the launch of the Australian Institute of Botanical Science, students will be engaged in a full day of activities at the Garden including a guided tour of the Australian PlantBank, the home of plant conservation research and storage in New South Wales, an interactive challenge in the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland ecosystem, and engaging talks with scientists.  

This program is offered over four days - Monday 16 - Thursday 19 August 2021. 

9:45am - 10:45am | Activity 1 
10:45am - 11:15am | Morning Tea 
11:15am - 12:15pm | Activity 2 
12:15pm - 1:00pm | Lunch 
1:00pm - 2:00pm | Activity 3 


PlantBank Tour

Our Education Team will take you on a guided tour of the Australian PlantBank, the award-winning home of plant conservation research, germplasm collection and storage in NSW. You’ll hear about our current plant research before getting to try your hand at using some of the tools we employ in our scientific efforts. 

Cumberland Challenge 

Explore the Cumberland Plain Woodland – an endangered ecosystem right on the footsteps of the PlantBank. This unique vegetation used to cover much of western Sydney and is found nowhere else in Australia. After learning about the habitat, you’ll participate in a group challenge to help save the Woodland!  

Scientist Talk 

Get ready to be wowed by our engaging scientists, as you hear first-hand what they’ve been up to in and out of the lab. Yeah, Science!  


Stages 4 & 5


The Australian PlantBank



9:45 AM - 2:00 PM


$15 per student, Minimum charge of 10 students or $150.00 per group
Refunds available 14 days before event