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Recommended for kids aged 8+
Recreate the land of dinosaurs – in a jar!
Join Joel Cohen, Field Botanist from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, as he shows you how to build your own miniature ecosystem.
Create a living habitat with plants such as ferns and mosses and add decorations to create a window into an ancient world.
Don’t forget to spray your terrarium with water when it looks dry!
This activity requires adult supervision and some assistance.
How to make a Jurassic terrarium by the Australian Museum.
With Joel Cohen, Field Botanist from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Recreate the world of dinosaurs in a jar!
What you need; clean transparent jar, trowel or spoon, gloves, potting mix, small stones or gravel, activated charcoal, plants such as ferns and mosses, decorations, mist bottle and water.
Add 1-2cm layer of small stones for drainage.
Add a think layer of charcoal.
Add potting mix and pat it down.
Dig holes for plant roots.
Gently transfer your plants.
Put moss on top of the soil and between the plants.
Spray with water.
Now you have a miniature ecosystem and a window into an ancient world. Remember to spray your Jurassic terrarium when it looks dry.