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Celebrate National Agriculture Day with a Plant Scientist! (Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5)

Live Event

Celebrate National Agriculture Day by discovering the fascinating realm of plant science and its pivotal role in ensuring a sustainable future!


Are you curious about how we can ensure a sustainable future with enough food for our growing population in the face of climate change? In a world where expanding agricultural land and water use are no longer options, the key to our food security lies in making plants stronger and better adapted to changing conditions.

Join Caitlin, a PhD student at the University of Queensland, to learn more about the intricate world of flowering genes and why flowers are so important. Caitlin will discuss her research into the DNA of flowering legumes and her experience in ag science, from completing field trials to growing plants in petri dishes! Caitlin will also explore how advancements in technology have changed ag science, particularly with her use of drones to quickly capture large amounts of data and machine learning to analyse plant genetics.

Join us to unlock the potential of plants, as we strive to engineer resilient crops capable of thriving in an ever-changing world.




Event Details

Date & Time

  21-Nov-2023    11:45AM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform



45 Minutes




Primary, Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Special Event

Other KLAs

Science and Tech » Biology

Science and Tech » Living World 7-10

Presenter Bio

Caitlin is a PhD student at the University of Queensland and focuses on studying the evolution and diversity of flowering controls in legumes. She is fascinated by the puzzle-like network of flowering signals which involves temperature, daylength, sugars, hormones and more!

Find out more about Caitlin’s research here and here.


Will This Event Be Recorded?

No - This will only be available at the designated date & time (21-Nov-2023 11:45AM).

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Technology and Materials Requirements

This virtual excursion will run via Zoom. A device with internet connectivity with the capability of streaming video is required.

Attendees can choose to have their cameras enabled or disabled, but all microphones will be muted.

The virtual excursion will include a live presentation and time for a Q&A. Questions can either be submitted as part of your DART booking form or in the Zoom chat.

All student participants must be supervised by a teacher or parent/guardian for this virtual excursion.

Pre Event Requirements

Participants should download and play the Arludo game Ormnyr in the lead up to this virtual incursion to learn more about genetics by creating dragons. By creating punnett squares in Ormnyr, you can figure out how to breed and summon the right type of dragon to overcome your enemies, which is exactly what they do in plant breeding!
Ormnyr can be downloaded for free on both the App store and Google Play.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: arludo

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Website: https://arludo.com/

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