Plants are beautiful. Yes, they really are. They come in unusual sizes, shapes, and colours. Are they beautiful and interesting to look at? At the very least, the diverse types of carnivores undeniably are. We simply refer to them as “the fascinating carnivorous plants”. How does the pitcher plant catch its prey? How many species of Sundews are there? What is a Butterwort? Where do you find carnivorous plants? And how many insects can the Venus Flytrap catch?
They are a nuisance in the cultivation of useful and ornamental plants. But they are nevertheless highly interesting: the diversity of plant pests. Aphids, scale insects and mealybugs, the vegan vampires of the plant world. All three have one thing in common: they bite and suck the plant.
Our Mini Botanists (ages 4 and up) dive into the exciting world of plant pests. Where do they come from? How big are they? How do they spread and what distinguishes them from each other? Your children can look forward to an exciting afternoon full of experiments and discoveries.
Ecosystem in a glass
What is an ecosystem? And how do we get an ecosystem into a glass? Our mini botanists create their own little world of plants and soil enclosed in a glass. What does it take? How is it done? And what needs to be considered?
What lives underground
Under the ground, many things can thrive. It is unimaginable: When we stand with our feet on the ground, there are more creatures underneath us than there are people living on the planet.
Photosynthesis or how do plants work
The know-how programme for every Mini Botanist is here. How does a seed become a plant? What does a plant need to grow? What role does photosynthesis play? And what is photosynthesis anyway?