Training opportunity in botanic garden education
1 November 2007
Call for applications for the 2008 International Diploma in Botanic Garden Education
The course programme includes input from guest speakers from a wide variety of institutions and background and field trips and visits to some of the UK’s top museums and gardens running educational programmes. A busy work and social programme means that participants have plenty of opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with each other.
By the end of the course, participants will have an understanding of all the aspects required to create educational strategies for their site, with topics studied including:
The four-week taught module is followed by a one-week project based module. Participants put their learning into action by completing and submitting a project within four months of completing the course. The project provides a practical focus for the taught element and acts as a basis for the application of skills and knowledge obtained from the course
Applications should be sent in as soon as possible to be ensure a place – the final date for accepting applications is 30th June 2008. The final deadline for applications to the scholarship programme is 31st January 2008.
International Diploma in Botanic Garden Education
BGCI and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew organise the international diploma course in education for botanic garden staff every two to three years. The course equips participants with the education skills and strategies to get their message across effectively to varied audiences.
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