Fascinated by plants

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Can you imagine a world without plants? Our lives depend on these fascinating organisms as they provide the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat.

In May 18, we joined other 55 countries and 567 institutions celebrating the International Fascination of Plants Day with an event on photosynthesis. Our friends at Questacon kindly offered one of their spaces, the Q-lab gallery, on the 20 and 21 of May.

Our activities included an interactive event looking at plants and the fascinating process of photosynthesis. We discovered the the unique signature of plants using chromatography, extracted some plant DNA and explored them under a microscope

Visitors were able to ask questions to a plant scientist and learn some amazing facts about plants and their importance in people’s lives.