There has been a theft of a valuable plant specimen at the Botanic Garden and we need your help investigating the crime. Apply your scientific skills to examine evidence and help us find the culprit. You will learn about forensic botany, recent advancement in this field and how the Botanic Gardens used some of these methods to solve one of Australia’s most infamous kidnappings.
- Students will use primary and secondary data to participate in forensic analysis of microscopic pollen samples.
- They will use a dichotomous key to compare plant samples with living specimens in the Garden displays.
- They will also conduct field tests to assess soil composition and structure.