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Spice Trail

Spice Trail

Please note that this trail is available as a self-guided trail only at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

This trail takes us back in history to when the great journeys of exploration occurred.

Explorers were not only seeking new territories but in search of spices which were worth more than gold.

Students observe and analyse the spices introduced to Europe by Vasco De Gama’s route to India and the Voyages of Columbus to the Islands in the Americas.

Students discuss how and why life changed as a result of these discoveries.

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Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.