Do you have a passion for conservation and plants? This National Science Week, we are inviting tertiary students and people interested in pursuing plant conservation careers to join South Australia’s Seed Conservation Centre team for a guided tour.
Head to beautiful Adelaide Botanic Garden where you will explore the Threatened Seed Orchard, the seed bank and its laboratories, and hear how this dedicated team are working to protect native flora from extinction.
You will learn why we conserve seeds, the role of seeds in taxonomy, the techniques used to collect, image, germinate and store seeds and how the seed bank is used for conservation projects of South Australia’s most endangered plants.
You will gain an insight into the field and lab work required in this area of conservation and its real world applications.
Please note this tour is for those who are currently studying or wanting to pursue a career in conservation.
Parking/Facilities: Ticketed parking is available on Plane Tree Drive and Goodman Building carparks (off Hackney Road), and nearby on Rundle Road or the East End. Alternatively, catch the tram to the Botanic Garden stop which is 150m from the Main Gate. Accessibility: The tour will take place inside in the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre which is upstairs and accessible by stairs or elevator. Part of the tour will take place outside at the Threatened Seed Orchard which is accessed by bitumen paths and has natural surfaces. Please contact us if you would like to further discuss your accessibility requirements.