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Dates available from 02 Oct 2018 until 04 Oct 2018

Event date: 02Oct 2018

Tuesday 2 Oct 2018

CSIRO Black Mountain

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Corner Glasshouse Lane and Christian Road, Black Mountain ACT
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Event date: 03Oct 2018

Wednesday 3 Oct 2018

CSIRO Black Mountain

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Corner Glasshouse Lane and Christian Road, Black Mountain ACT
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Event date: 04Oct 2018

Thursday 4 Oct 2018

CSIRO Black Mountain

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Corner Glasshouse Lane and Christian Road, Black Mountain ACT
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Sample specimen "Nymphaeaceae" from the australian National Herbarium

In celebration of Floriade, join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Canberra's hidden treasures, the Australian National Herbarium. View plant specimens collected by Joseph Banks, follow the process of collecting and cataloguing Australia's unique floral heritage and discover the many ways our research is important for the conservation of Australia's biodiversity.

‚ÄčBookings are essential and places are very limited. This tour suits ages 15+.

CSIRO's National Research Collections Australia contain more than 15 million specimens. Our collections are active, vibrant research tools and a rich resource for innovation and science. They underpin discovery, understanding and conservation of Australia's plant and animal biodiversity.

With national focus, the Australian National Herbarium holds more than 1.5 million plant specimens collected from across Australia and also includes plants from Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. Important collections of eucalypts, acacias and orchids as well as mosses, fungi and lichens are held at the herbarium.

The Australian National Herbarium is part of the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, a joint venture between Parks Australia's Australian National Botanic Gardens and CSIRO.

Contact

Andrea Wild 0415 199 434 andrea.wild@csiro.au

Presenter

Dr Linda Broadhurst, Director, Australian National Herbarium

Venue and parking

Parallel parking is available in Glasshouse Lane (find on Google maps) and in the carpark off Christian Road. The tour will involve walking, standing and climbing stairs. All visitors must wear covered shoes. If you require assistance with mobility, please advise Andrea Wild at the time of booking.

Science areas: Animals and plants

Event type: Open day or tour