May 14, 2020
The Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network was established in 2019 to bring together botanic garden staff, friends, guides, and volunteers to protect botanic gardens from plant pests and diseases. The website provides practical information and advice to staff of botanic gardens, community interest groups and members of the public to develop awareness, knowledge and skills to contribute to general biosecurity surveillance activities.
Through building this capacity the network aims to contribute to Australia’s national plant health surveillance system and to post-border, plant pest preparedness, early detection and response capability.
The Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network is providing a series of eight webinars exploring plant biosecurity and surveillance in botanic gardens. The 30-minute webinars will be delivered every second Wednesday at 2 pm AEST from 20 May to 26 August 2020.
Each webinar will focus on a different topic of relevance the network. They will be presented by experts and include a 20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes for questions. Presenters include experts in biosecurity and surveillance, representatives from several Australian botanic gardens, and members of other biosecurity networks.
Refer to the Training and Events page for details.