QR code technology in a sensory garden

Sensory gardens are considered informal teaching environments but have not been used as a methodological alternative for teaching in Brazil. Installing a QR code inside a sensory garden is innovative and takes advantage of an informal teaching environment that can attract students' attention. Thus, the proposed study will evaluate whether the use of a sensory garden with QR code technology aids in the learning process of botanical content among students between 11 and 14 years old attending of public school. Twenty (20) students will be selected and divided into two groups, with one group having and the other not having access to the sensory garden. Tests will be conducted to assess botanical knowledge before and after a visit to the garden to compare results between the two groups of students. Contact with different plant species in the aforementioned context is expected to improve organisational and ethnobotanical knowledge.