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Aboriginal Science and Sustainability

Aboriginal Science and Sustainability

Please note: This trail is currently only available as a self-guided trail. It will be available as an educator-led trail again from 1 May 2023.

Students are led on a trail through the Mallee collection at the Adelaide Botanic Garden focusing on a number of plants to highlight sustainability issues, science adaptation and traditional Aboriginal plant use.

The Mallee and Arid region vegetation covers most of South Australia.

This inquiry also compares some of the land use practice of traditional Aboriginal people with modern land use methods.

Indigenous Culture for Kids

Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide Trent Hill is also available to lead early years, primary and secondary programs. These include Aboriginal Plant Use trails, Artefacts lessons and Dreamtime stories.

More information on Trent can be found on our Unique Learning Experiences page.

To contact Trent for a booking inquiry or for further information send him an email.

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The life and times of a Titan Arum

06 January 2023

The Titan Arum, or Corpse Flower, is known for its notorious smell - but did you know these plants have a fascinating life up to 10 years prior to the stinky inflorescent bloom?