Fascination of Plants Day 2013 celebrated at the John Innes Centre with interactive schools events

28th May 2013

For the second consecutive year, the John Innes Centre celebrated Fascination of Plants Day 2013, with events on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May. 

350 children from 13 Norfolk schools attended over the two days, taking part in the worldwide celebration of plant science and agriculture, with hands on activities and presentations.

Visiting school children were able to hear the insides of trees, explore the world of carnivorous plant life, learn about genetic modification, discover plant textures and adaptability, and much more.

For the second year running, Blue Peter gardener and plant fanatic Chris Collins shared his own enthusiasm for plants at the event, using tales from his recent trip to the tropical rainforest of Cameroon to demonstrate the versatility of plants and their importance to our environment.

“We really need gardeners and botanists for the future” said Chris, “It is a really, really important subject. Days like Fascination of Plants, here at the John Innes Centre, are vital for that.”

 

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