Australian Deserts

Available at the spectacular Cranbourne Gardens

Australian Deserts (7–8)

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 7 to Year 8

Students will

  • View a variety of plant parts under the microscope and analyse their adaptations
  • Feel the temperature change in the sandpit and use thermometers to measure the temperature
  • Pot up their own plant to take home

Key focuses 

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

Curriculum Links

Level 7-8 Science and Geography

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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