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In conjunction with the Macquarie Experience program (secondary level) and the Peninsula schools program (primary level), the Arboretum has developed a number of activities that complement the curriculum and enhance the study of plant and ecosystem science outside the classroom.

High School Groups
Dendrochronology - Department of Biological Sciences Wood Display
Plant of the Week

High School Groups

Activities can be tailored to the needs of teachers and students but are broadly complementary to the following subject areas:

Stages 4 & 5

Plant physiol (multicellular organisms) – structural components of flowering plants
Classification (using structural features and dichotomous keys)

Stage 6

Ecosystem diversity Evolutions and fossils
Wetlands – biotic and abiotic factors

Plant of the Week

Each week Alison and Kevin Downing with assistance from Roger Hiller and Brian Atwell, prepare a Plant of the Week display. The display can be found in the ground floor foyer of building E8C.