Environmental Trust Grant funding

A grant for $74,000 from the Environmental Trust has funded the development of the self-guided trail smartphone app, this PlantBank website, plant models for the teaching lab and the Connected Classroom hardware.

Through Connected Classroom virtual excursions launching in 2014, school students will gain an insight into plant conservation, biology, seed collection, preservation and propagation. Connected Classroom facilities will enable virtual excursions for schools which might otherwise be unable to experience PlantBank and greatly expand Trust education program reach. Pre- and post-visit activities and resources for students and teachers will be available on this website in the coming months.