Australian Deserts

Available at the spectacular Cranbourne Gardens 

Australian Deserts (5–6)

Discover how plants and animals can survive in the extreme conditions of desert environments.

Students will examine the features of Australian plants and how they enable the plants to conserve water. They will learn about the amazing adaptations of desert animals and uncover what makes Australian deserts unique.

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Cranbourne Gardens

Year level

Year 5 to Year 6

Students will

  • Explore plant parts under a microscope and analyse their adaptations
  • Measure temperature changes through the creation of animal burrows 
  • Pot up their own plant to take home

Key focuses

  • Desert environments
  • Plant and animal adaptations 
  • Hands-on science

Curriculum Links 

  • Level 5-6 Science

Available Times

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours)

Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Meet at the Visitors Centre at Cranbourne Gardens

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