Insect Investigators

Dates: 23 January

Time: 10am - 12:45pm

Location: Museum of Economic Botany lawn, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Tickets: $5 per child. Parents/carers attend free. Please note that all children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver at all times.


Explore and investigate the tiny and wonderful world of insects at Adelaide Botanic Garden at this awesome, interactive workshop.

Join Erinn from the University of Adelaide to understand the role of citizen science, discover the biodiversity within Adelaide Botanic Garden and investigate a range of insects under the microscope.

Each workshop will start with some education about the Insect Investigators project and citizen science.

This will be followed by learning about the use of special insect collecting nets and a walk around the gardens where you get to apply your net-catching skills - you'll then bring back your findings to investigate under a microscope to see what you've discovered.

This workshop will help you to learn and understand how this knowledge can be applied back in your own home, schools and communities.

Insect Investigators is a collaborative citizen science project which aims to involve Australian schools in the efforts to document, discover and describe Australia's unique invertebrate biodiversity. This project is currently led by the South Australian Museum. Find out more here.

Recent posts

Goodman Building restoration works wins industry award

18 July 2023

Have you ever driven past the beautiful heritage-listed Goodman Building when passing the Garden on Hackney Road? Did you know this building was formerly the base for the Municipal Tramways Trust but now serves as the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium administration building.