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  • In this activity, students collect, press, mount and label ferns to develop a traditional herbarium. You may wish to do the activity ‘Alternative fern collections’ concurrently.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • understand the processes used for collecting, pressing, drying and mounting fern fronds
    • know what information to include on an identification label
    • understand why the documentation is important.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • instructions on what you need and what to do
    • student instructions for creating a fern herbarium
    • extension ideas.
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