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Meet the World Famous Botanist from the 18th Century, at the Plant House in the Botanic Garden named in his honour. Sir Joseph Banks will take you on a stroll through the glass house (which displays plants from the Wet & Dry Tropics he visited) and then onto the native plant sections of the Garden.

The eminent Botanist will share with you- his experiences on Captain Cook's voyages of discovery to the Great Southern land. This humorous experience combines the use of theatre, history and the environment to tell an important story from our past.

What happens?

  • Join Sir Joseph Banks as he takes you on a journey through history
  • Explore the Sir Joseph Banks Glasshouse
  • Explore the Garden learning about the plants Banks observed on his journey
​Stages: Stage 5​
​Themes: ​Australian history, Botany, Environment
​Location: ​Wollongong Botanic Garden
​Price: ​$13 per student
​Contact: ​4227 7667; botanicgarden@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

 

Curriculum Links


Stage 5
HT5-1: explains and assesses the historical forces and factors that shaped the modern world and Australia

HT5-4: explains and analyses the causes and effects of events and developments in the modern world and Australia
 
HT5-7: explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the modern world and Australia
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