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Micro World: Build your own ecosystem

Join us to create your own mini ecosystem, a mesocosm terrarium, and learn about how the zoo controls micro climates to keep environments suitable for animals and plants.

Participants will get their own workstation with all the materials needed.

You’ll be led by the Adelaide Zoo team to create while hearing about how we look after species that live in specialised environments like the Yellow Seahorse, the Magnificent Tree Frog or the Rough Scaled Python. As you build the layers, you’ll get an understanding of how environmental changes affect ecosystems.

Bookings essential, places are limited.

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Dates: Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 August

Times: Two 90-minute sessions per day at 10am and 2pm

Ages: Designed for ages 8-15 (minimum age 5-years-old)

Cost: Free after zoo entry

All children must have an accompanying adult present throughout the duration of the workshop (adults do not require a Science Week ticket).

Unable to make the workshop? Get making at home!

We will show you how to make your very own mesocosm at home. All you need is a glass jar and some materials.

The video demonstration will be made live on this page after the event.

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August 13 @ 10:00 am
August 14 @ 3:30 pm


Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
+ 61 8 8267 3255

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About Zoos SA

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Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

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