Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Great Plant Hunt

a sun flowerGot young children or grandchildren? Then be prepared. This coming spring they will be asking questions and probably getting mucky in the process.

Inspired by a year of celebrations to mark the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew), will be sending every state primary school in the UK a free resources pack in Spring 2009, as part of a programme commissioned and funded by the Wellcome Trust.


Clearly mapped to the primary science curriculum, the free resources can be used by individual teachers or as a whole-school activity. The resources are designed to be easy to use and offer fun, hands-on activities for use in the classroom, online and outdoors. The Treasure Chest will contain everything needed to take part in this UK-wide school science project. Oh yeah! What about help for granddad with answering those awkward questions?

Register here in advance.

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