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What are other educators doing to support the GSPC? - Target 14
Target 14: The importance of plant diversity and the need for its conservation incorporated into communication, educational and public-awareness programmes.
Do you run school’s programmes about habitats and ecosystems, looking at plant/animal interactions and our own connection and place in these interactions?
Our schools, adults and family programmes address these issues
Currently programmes looking at trees – how they work, links to animals and plants, food chains and holiday children’s events
Interactions emphasised in rainforest tails
Virtually all schools programmes work on through teacher training days, info sheets, exhibitions and displays
Primary age school visits, geared towards habitats, ecosystem study, basic ecology and food webs, pointing out human impact in all this – both positive and negative.
Run a six week programme working with special needs schools groups, aged 6-19, carrying out woodland work, sowing, growing wildflowers, making bird boxes and so on.
Run school programmes about habitats and ecosystems, also ‘Talking Plants’, series of public talks held over the summer.
Core work for the education team – 10,000 visits a year on taught programmes
We are a public garden, concerned with displaying and interpreting plant diversity, via comprehensive schools programmes, formal and informal learning.