Rainforest Walk

10 October

 Mandela's Giant Cola. This tree was dedicated to Nelson Mandela when he visited the Botanic Gardens in 1997. It is the source of the original flavouring used in popular cola drinks like Coca-cola and Pepsi-cola.

Mandela's Giant Cola. This tree was dedicated to Nelson Mandela when he visited the Botanic Gardens in 1997. It is the source of the original flavouring used in popular cola drinks like Coca-cola and Pepsi-cola.

 As they were about to step into the rainforest walk, it started to pour. Everyone waited in the gazebo until the rain stopped

As they were about to step into the rainforest walk, it started to pour. Everyone waited in the gazebo until the rain stopped

 While waiting for the rain to stop, the children practised taking photos with the phones.

While waiting for the rain to stop, the children practised taking photos with the phones.

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 While waiting for the rain to stop, the children practised taking photos with the phones.

While waiting for the rain to stop, the children practised taking photos with the phones.

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 Once the rain stopped, the children started their scavenger hunt.

Once the rain stopped, the children started their scavenger hunt.

 Each group was given a list of items to search for. Once they found the item, they had to snap a photo of it.

Each group was given a list of items to search for. Once they found the item, they had to snap a photo of it.

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 An animal was one of the items on the list - White-crested laughingthrush

An animal was one of the items on the list - White-crested laughingthrush

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 Fungi was one of the items on the list.

Fungi was one of the items on the list.

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 Meranti was also another item on the list.

Meranti was also another item on the list.

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 The Johore Fig starts its life up in the canopy of another tree and it grows until it shades out the the host tree.

The Johore Fig starts its life up in the canopy of another tree and it grows until it shades out the the host tree.

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 Deadwood - another item on the list.

Deadwood - another item on the list.

 After the scavenger hunt, everyone took a leisurely stroll in the rainforest.

After the scavenger hunt, everyone took a leisurely stroll in the rainforest.

 After the scavenger hunt, everyone took a leisurely stroll in the rainforest.

After the scavenger hunt, everyone took a leisurely stroll in the rainforest.