Wild About Plants – Bee Scene May Newsletter

Recent news from the Wild About Plants Team at Plantlife, the national charity for the conservation of wild plants:

With the warmer weather coming (at last) we hope that you and your pupils are looking forward to the last term of the academic year and will be able to enjoy learning in natural environments.

This newsletter – allows you to explore plant adaptations through seaweeds. Don’t worry we have some classroom experiments that you can do if you are unable to get to the coast – so we hope there is something for everyone.

Bee Scene survey – results are coming in. It is interesting to note that people seem to be finding less plants in flower than we would normally expect for this time of year. Don’t forget you can access all Bee Scene resources as well as news about our Young Science writer competition at www.wildaboutplants.org.uk/beescene.

We’re in the Wild project – Anne Faulkner is now in post and will be working with primary schools across Merseyside and West Lancashire delivering a range of cross curricular outdoor learning opportunities in local green spaces. She will also be running after school clubs and providing activities for youth workers and young people. There will be a number of teacher training events available through the project and Anne will be contributing to our school newsletter with her ideas of how you can make the most of your local green space for learning. Further information will be available on our website shortly – see www.wildaboutplants.org.uk/england/were-in-the-wild/

Teacher training – we are currently developing our successful teacher training days and will have more information on our website shortly. In the mean time if you would like to know more please contact felicity.harris@plantlife.org.uk

Twitter – keep up to date with our latest news by following us on twitter

We really hope that you enjoy your half term break and the rest of the summer term. Our next newsletter due out in the Autumn will take you into woodlands to explore photosynthesis, the water cycle, nutrient cycles and microhabitats. We hope to see you then.

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