Tree School – A new Innovation for Science and Education
The current decline in the popularity of science at school has resulted in many current activities to encourage and enthuse children in these subjects. One such initiative has been born from a partnership between the Natural History Museum, London, and the Cothill Educational Trust, which aims to engage children in current biodiversity science. This project, named Tree School, combines traditional methods used in botanical taxonomy with new research activities using DNA barcoding to investigate local biodiversity, and the applications of these techniques on a larger scale. The challenges faced and potential opportunities realised have been investigated with a series of pilot workshops, in preparation for the two-year operational phase in 2011-12.
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Della Hopkins, Karen James, Tree School – A new Innovation for Science and Education, in Pier Luigi Nimis and Régine Vignes Lebbe (eds.): “Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems. Proceedings of the International Congress, Paris, September 20-22, 2010”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2010, pp. 395-400.