Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

Discover how Indigenous land management practices have shaped Australian ecosystems.

Students will learn how Indigenous Australians use fire and the impact these traditional techniques have had on the distribution of key Australian plant species.

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Suitable for

  • Tick icon Years 7–10
  • Tick icon Years 11–12


1 hour


$7.50 per student

Maximum number of students


Curriculum links

Curriculum links

Year 7

  • ACSSU112: Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs
  • ACSHE223: Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures.

Year 8

  • ACSHE136: People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity.