Seeds of Unity Workshop
How we behave towards nature is shaped by our faith and our beliefs. To explore these ideas further, BGCI in collaboration with BGEN (UK network of botanic gardens), is running a one-day workshop on Tuesday 26 July 2011 at Westonbirt Arboretum.
The workshop will launch a new education pack produced by BGCI and generously funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Entitled ‘Seeds of Unity’, the pack will support teachers and educators to explore plants and their relationship with Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Humanism with students of Key Stage 2 (7-11 years of age).
To book a place on the workshop click here to download the booking form.
Programme for the day
Registration, Tea and coffee
10.00 – 10.10
Welcome and Housekeeping
Ben Oliver, Chair, Botanic Gardens Education Network
10.10 – 10.20
Overview of Seeds of Unity project and the workshop
10.20 – 10.45
Islam, plants and the environment
10.45 – 11.10
Christianity, plants and the environment
11.10 – 11.30
11.30 – 11.55
Hinduism, plants and the environment
Judaism, plants and the environment
12.20 – 12.40
Seeds of Unity – resource development and overview
12.40 - 13.40
Lunch and chance to explore Westonbirt Arboretum
Following lunch participants are invited to attend three workshops. Each workshop will run three times.
13.45 – 14.25
Workshop 1 – Food for Thought
14.25 – 15.05
Workshop 2 – The Green Ark
15.05 – 15.40
Workshop 3 – Healing Body and Soul
15.40 – 16.00
Plenary and close