Mon 7 — Sun 13 Apr 2014
- 11.00 am — 5.00 pm
- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
- Palm House
- Children 4-15 and adults £3, Children 3 and under free (LAST ENTRY 3.45pm)
- Tickets available at John Hope Gateway and Palm House, or pre-book at www.sciencefestival.co.uk
Join Expedition Botanics in the search for traditional knowledge about Colombian rainforest plants. Learn how to survive using the resources of the forest and help to discover how the people of the Amazon use plants in daily life. Collect stamps in your passport as you complete activities. Discover the seven activity stations on the trail in your own time. Learn some of the wisdom of Colombian forest plants and sow some seeds to take home.
Learn how the forest can supply all your basic needs and choose what to take on your journey.
Track down the new species of plant that your research has shown grows in this part of the Colombian rainforest.
FOOD OF THE GODS
Find the chocolate tree and discover how it provides a variety of food and drink.
See if you can spot some rainforest animals.
GARDENS IN THE FOREST
Visit a forest garden and get a taste of the staple crops grown in the gardens called ‘chagra’ in the Colombian Amazon.
See the bixa plant used for body painting and have a design painted on your face to show your plant knowledge.
Sow seeds to take home and find out how lessons from the forest gardens of Colombia can help you grow your own food at home.