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17/08/13  |  Bremen, Germany

On "Fotosafari" at the botanic garden

22 seventh-graders took photomachines and their photo-handys to look for plants in the botanic garden. Can they find these plants or plants of the same plant-family in the nearby meadows? Are these plants endangered by other - invasive - plants? A sparcling IBSE outdoor activity to overcome "plant-blindness" conducted within the INQUIRE for Students Course in Bremen.

13/05/13  |  London

Opening Doors on INQUIRE

More than 10,000 people flocked to this year’s European ‘Open Doors’ Fair in Brussels on May 4th. Partners from Innsbruck University Botanic Garden, Bordeaux Botanic Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew organised an INQUIRE stand showing visitors how learning about plants and photosynthesis can be inspiring and inquiry based.

24/01/13  |  London

INQUIRE conference

Join us for the INQUIRE conference: 'Raising standards through inquiry: Professional development in the Natural Environment' which will be held at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, 9-10 July 2013. The conference is open to any practitioner or researcher who is interested in science education.

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Ik voel hier wel voor. Ik ben die dagen vrij en denk dat mijn Engels voldoende is om mijn mannetje te kunnen/durven staan. Wel is het misschien beter dat een jonger iemand dan ikzelf verslag zou uitbrengen over onze inspanningen en ervaringen tijdens de cursus. Ik houd me dus ter beschikking, maar dat is dan ook voorlopig alles.

by majobas | 01/02/13 09:03:02

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