MEDICINAL PLANTS EDUCATION PROGRAMME : (CURRICULUM-BASED)
Duration of programme: 2 hours.
Target group: Grade 6
Learning area: Life Sciences / Social Sciences
Museum based or as an outreach programme
Dias Museum has a unique ethno-botanical garden on its premises and it is used to its full in this programme. Learners first receive an hour long theoretical and powerpoint lesson and then go into the garden for a hands-on-experience where they see, touch,feel and smell the plants they heard about during the lesson. Emphasis is laid upon the names, origin and medicinal value of each plant.
The highlight here is the making of a medicine using a plant from the garden. The learners also get the chance to taste this ancient medicine made exactly like the San and Khoekhoen people.