Secondary Schools

Our goal is to ensure that all young people understand the importance of plants to their world. A range of activities are available, which can be adapted to fit your curriculum needs or provide enrichment activities for a variety of subject areas. We aim to create connections with many aspects of the secondary curriculum and can provide collapsed timetable sessions.

Plant science is a rich and fast-moving subject, nowhere more so than at Cambridge. We work with colleagues from the University's Plant Science Department, The Sainsbury Laboratory located here in the Garden and with the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme who through their Science and Plants for Schools project (SAPS) support science teachers and encourage the growth of a new generation of plant scientists.

For more information about the Science and Plants for Schools programme (SAPS) see the link on the left of this page.
We would like to encourage even more visits from secondary schools and sixth form colleges, and would welcome the opportunity to discuss and plan visits with you. Please contact the Education Office on 01223 331875 or education@botanic.cam.ac.uk.

A list of our current activities for KS3, 4 and 5 is available to download on the left, along with specific lesson plans suitable for a self-led visit to the garden. If you would like to arrange an assisted visit please contact the Education Office to discuss your requirements.
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