Project Space Botany

Can you survive one year living on Mars, using plants and experimental technologies?

Reimagine the iconic temperate rainforest of the Bicentennial Conservatory as an Augmented Reality Biodome Simulator for space travel.

Students become ‘Futurenauts’, as they navigate the gamified app, Project Space Botany and are asked to plan and build a Biodome, using plant science and planetary sphere knowledge to survive one year.

During the experience, students move through the living collection and problem-solve to design an ultimate closed-loop system.

Students will:

  • Understand how humanity might have a future among the stars – with plants!
  • Explore the impact of different planetary spheres on humans
  • Problem solve to reach a science supported solution

Curriculum links:

  • Year 4 to 10 Science

Botanic Gardens will supply a class set of iPads for all Project Space Botany bookings.

Duration: 60 minutes

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Please note: This program is for school classes only. School holiday bookings for the general public are periodically posted on our What's On page.

This program is supported by the Department for Education. All video content on this page has been provided by Monkeystack.

Project Space Botany