INQUIRE is reinvigorating inquiry-based science education

INQUIRE is helping to reinvigorate inquiry-based science education throughout Europe. Run by botanic gardens in 11 countries, INQUIRE teacher training courses are demonstrating how IBSE can inspire students in science and help address biodiversity and climate change.

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Funding available for teachers to attend the 2nd SCIENTIX conference

19/06/14 | London

Funding available for teachers to attend the 2nd SCIENTIX conference

The SCIENTIX conference will be held, in Brussels from 24th to 26th October and will attract professionals in roles related to STEM education from across Europe. The conference is free, participation covers also accommodation and meals for everybody and there is also funding available to cover teachers’ travel costs. Closing date for travel costs funding: 25th June, 2014

A complete set of INQUIRE lesson plans is now available online

19/06/14 | London

A complete set of INQUIRE lesson plans is now available online

These lesson plans, developed by the INQUIRE Partners, have been collated to provide a resource for teachers and educators who wish to engage children and adults with a range of topics related to plants and the environment.

Empty Classroom Day 2014

19/05/14

Empty Classroom Day 2014

Empty Classroom Day is an event, created by the London Sustainable Schools Forum (LSSF), which aims to promote and celebrate outdoor learning. Any school in the world can participate, simply sign up and pledge to spend at least one lesson outside on the day.

Coimbra Team published on 5th World Conference on Educational Sciences

21/04/14 | Coimbra

Coimbra Team published on 5th World Conference on Educational Sciences

Coimbra team is glad to announce that their participation on the “5th World Conference on Educational Sciences - 2013” with the title "Inquire at Coimbra botanic garden: Products and process of an IBSE educative project " has been published online as Volume 116 of Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences on ScienceDirect.

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16/10/13 | London

Climate change is happening- The IPCC’s fifth report

IPCC report published in September reveals that, due to human activity, average global temperatures are at their highest for 1400 years. It is already affecting the planet and it's only going to get worse. With the report suffering backlash from still unconvinced critics, how are the public to know what to believe?

14/10/13 | London

Stop Global Food Waste

Up to 2bn tonnes of perfectly good food is wasted every year, resulting in the loss of land, water and energy. In Europe, better farming practices and transport, storage and processing facilities means that a larger proportion of food produced reaches our market. Why then do we waste it through retail and customer behaviour?

27/09/13 | Moscow

From drawing of plants to plant systematics

We would like to present our experience, which may be interesting to teachers not only in secondary education, but also in primary schools. During three months we conducted a natural science study group for schoolchildren 10-11 years in Moscow school No 57. The students in the group compiled plant determinants...

19/09/13 | Bremen, Germany

Project "Wild plant-protection Germany"

15 wild plant species are endangered in Germany. This species include arnica (Arnica montana), dune gentian (Gentianella uliginosa) and marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza majalis). Aim of the project is to build up a national network for protecting endangered wild plants in Germany to provide a long-term survivable population of these species.

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I am looking forward to learning to use IBSE in the classroom. Juliet Smith, teacher of KS2, London

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This report summarises the qualitative evaluation of the INQUIRE courses, carried out by Partner’s Kings College London.

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