EPISODE: 3/140 World of Plants
World of Plants: Join Lee as she explores the mysterious world of plants! We find out how mangroves are shaping the environment, we visit a seed bank to reveal the science behind dormancy. And we find out the secrets to bruise-free avocados!
Mangroves: Dr Damien Maher from Southern Cross University reveals the vital role mangroves play in balancing the ocean’s eco-system.
Seed Bank: Michael Yeo from the Botanic Gardens of South Australia explains how they’re helping protect the state’s most vulnerable plant species!
DIY - Herbarium: For hundreds of years scientists have preserved plants in herbariums. Join junior scientist Jayden as he learns how to make his very own.
Fruit Bruise: Avocados are totally delicious, which makes it even more disappointing when they get bruised! Luckily for us, Professor Daryl Joyce and Dr Melinda Perkins are working to make this predicament a thing of the past.
Cotton Processing: Australia produces more cotton each year than anywhere else in the world; 600, 000 tones! But how does it get from the fields to the clothes on your back? As Mark Freijah from the CSIRO explains it’s a little more complicated than you might think!
All that and more on a leafy green episode of SCOPE, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
Watch Scope Season 3 Episode 140 World of Plants now!