Outdoor science activity days at Knebworth

Date Posted: 08/11/2013

Knebworth House in Hertfordshire is now offering outdoor science activity days suitable for a school trip.

From Seeds to Cedars: How Plants Grow aims to let your pupils step out of the concrete jungle and connect with the natural world in the outdoor surroundings of Knebworth.

Children will study the topic of Green Plants as they explore the Formal Gardens and walled Kitchen Garden with one of Knebworth’s guides.

Topics covered include:

•    What plants need for growth.
•    The life cycle of a plant.
•    The different forms that plants take and what we use plants for.

Throughout, school groups will use their senses to investigate all sorts of plants from small fruits to the largest trees.

Hannah Brownlow, the education officer at Knebworth said: “We are very excited to offer this practical, outdoors science visit for 2014. From Seeds to Cedars: How Plants Grow helps breathe life into the school Science curriculum, showing children where food comes from and how fruit and vegetables are grown at Knebworth.

“Children are encouraged to participate and be hands-on throughout, whether feeling the spongy bark of the giant redwood tree or planting seeds with Kelly our head gardener.”

The educational package is available from June to September and is suitable for Year 2 to Year 6 pupils.

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