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Biological Diversity Study Days - Stage 6

This engaging full-day program has been developed by the Gardens, Australian Museum and Taronga Zoo as a specially designed replacement for the popular Evolution of Australian Biota study days. It meets aspects of the new NSW Stage 6 Biology Syllabus for Module 3: Biological Diversity. This program is delivered at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.

Students will examine fossils, specimens, live animals and plants to understand biological diversity by explaining the relationships between a range of organisms in terms of specialisation for selected habitats and evolution of species.

Provide your students with an opportunity to explore complex aspects of this topic by engaging in inspiring activities with NSW's top scientific institutions.

12 - 16 August, 20 - 23 August 2019

Stages

Stage 6 Biology

Location

PlantBank

Duration

3 x 65 minutes sessions
Students will examine fossils, specimens, live animals and plants to understand biological diversity by explaining the relationships between a range of organisms in terms of specialisation for selected habitats and evolution of species.

Max number of students: 25 per session (3 sessions per day) - smaller groups may be combined

Duration: Three 65 minute sessions - 9.30 am to 2 pm

Location: Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Session times: 12 - 16 August, 20 - 23 August 


Educator-led program

The Study Day comprises three educator-led sessions of 65 minutes each.

An Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan educator leads a session where students will engage in primary and secondary investigations using the Garden’s native Australian flora to discover cutting edge botanic science developments. Collaborative inquiry based projects using critical and creative thinking will develop students understanding of biological diversity and the theory of evolution.

An Australian Museum educator-led session involves students performing first-hand investigations of fossils, skeletons and genetic data from Australian animals to learn how comparative anatomy and genetics support the Theory of Evolution.

A Taronga Zoomobile and educator provides students the opportunity to engage with live animals while learning about the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. They will explore the impacts that selection pressures have on population dynamics. Students will discover how adaptations increase an organism’s chance of survival while interacting with a selection of Australian animals.

Other venues
This program is also offered at other venues including the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour.
For more information on dates and how to book please click here.
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