Kew Gardens launches Endeavour resource

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

London’s Kew Gardens has launched an online resource for UK schools in a bid to inspire the next generation of plant scientists.

Entitled Endeavour, the free digital learning platform aims to bringing world-leading plant science and horticulture to the classroom and foster a greater understanding of plants and fungi, while also exploring the pressing environmental issues facing our planet.

The teacher-created content is aimed at key stages 2 and 3 and focuses on STEM disciplines as well as critical thinking, creativity and literacy skills. It also offers access to Kew’s authoritative research base.

Endeavour – so named after the 1768 voyage of the HMS Endeavour – will also run competitions that schools can enter to win prizes and gain recognition for engaging pupils with contemporary questions about sustainable development and safeguarding the environment.

Endeavour has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the £15.6 million grant towards the Temperate House Project at Kew Gardens.

Visit http://stories.kew.org/endeavour/


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