The first international Fascination of Plants Day will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.
Fascinating Samphires, 18 May 2012
While some plants are stunningly beautiful and others may have incredible perfume, some plants have amazing adaptations enabling them to survive in hostile environments. The Fascination of Plants Day at UWA will focus on the adaptations of samphires; plants that can withstand and thrive in extremely salty environments. The visit for Year 11 students from UWA’s Fairway Program will include a laboratory activity, participation in an interactive quiz / exercise and a talk.
Contact SPICE for more information about this activity for Year 11 students.