Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Launching the Great Plant Hunt

One of the major Wellcome Trust projects for Darwin200 (besides the Tree of Life of course) has been our education initiatives, The Great Plant Hunt and Survival Rivals.

Last month saw the official launch event take place at St. Jude’s CE Primary School in Lambeth, South London. Sir David Attenborough (you may remember him from such documentaries as, The Tree of Life) helped us present the school with the first of our Great Plant Hunt treasure chests, containing exciting classroom and outdoor assignments for pupils of each year group to carry out.

Here’s a video of the event:

The Wellcome Trust is aiming to provide every school in the country with free science activities inspired by Darwin’s theory of evolution. With different projects for 5- to 19-year-olds, the activities show how Darwin’s ideas are vital to our understanding of the natural world.

As Sir David himself said: "I hope having such opportunities to engage with Darwin's story at school will inspire these children to follow in his footsteps and let their curiosity lead them on their own journeys to new discoveries."

No comments:

Post a Comment