FEATURED

Science Live: Secret World of Ferns 

When:
Fri 16 May 20142pm–2.30pm
Where:
Online on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter
Cost:
Free
Type:
Talk; Special 

Kiokio, Blechnum novae-zelandiae T.C.Chambers & P.A.Farrant collected 02 Dec 2011, between Opotiki and Gisborne, near Motu, Whinray Scenic Reserve, Motu Falls Road entrance. New Zealand. Te Papa
Kiokio, Blechnum novae-zelandiae T.C.Chambers & P.A.Farrant collected 02 Dec 2011, between Opotiki and Gisborne, near Motu, Whinray Scenic Reserve, Motu Falls Road entrance. New Zealand. Te Papa

Join botany curator Leon Perrie live online to learn about ferns. Discover what makes these Kiwi emblems special, and how you can help make scientific discoveries.

We’ll be streaming the event live to YouTube – and we’ll let you know the web address very soon.

Find ferns and win

Become a citizen scientist and find ferns near you! As part of Science Live: Secret world of ferns, we want you to tell us what ferns live near you. Each image of a different New Zealand fern gets you in the draw to win a prize.

Enter the competition

Check out our guides to common New Zealand ferns and New Zealand’s tree ferns. These will help you find more ferns for entering our prize draw!

Test yourself: Is it a fern?

How much do you know about ferns? Take our "Is it a fern?" quiz to find out!

What do you want to know about ferns?

Botany curator Leon Perrie will be answering your questions during the live broadcast. Ask a question:

Get your questions in quick to make sure they get answered during the show!

Stay tuned for more Science Live blogs uncovering the secret world of ferns. You can also follow the action on Facebook and Twitter.

Read up on Leon’s blogs on ferns.