The Secondary Education Programme

 

Secondary Education Officer, Sarah Lloyd, welcomes groups to the Botanic Garden throughout the year and runs a series of interactive sessions for each key stage.

  • A visit typically lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and has a capacity of 35 students.
  • The suggested donation for each session is £65. 

 

If you would like to make a booking, or require further information, please contact sarah.lloyd@obg.ox.ac.uk

All secondary school group visits to the Garden must be booked in advance. 

 

Programmes available for 2015

Science Programmes

Plants as Living Things for Key Stage 3

This sessions includes activities based on the following curriculum themes:

  • The similarities and differences between plants and animals
  • The process of photosynthesis and the carbon cycle
  • The role of plants in ecosystems
  • The importance of biodiversity 
 
Plants and Human Health for Key Stage 4

This sessions includes activities based on the following curriculum themes:

  • The role of plants in the discovery and development of new medicines
  • Feeding a growing population: productivity and plant diseases
  • The importance of biodiversity
 
 
Conservation Preservation for Key Stage 5

This sessions includes activities based on the following curriculum themes:

  • The importance of habitat, species and genetic diversity
  • The role in classification in understanding species diversity
  • Factors that put biodiversity at risk
  • The conservation process: illustrated by the Garden’s involvement with the Japan Hotspot Conservation Project 

 

 

Art Programmes

Art in the Garden for All Key Stages

Art students are able to explore the historic Walled Garden, the less formal Lower Garden and see the exotic plants in the glasshouses. 

On arrival students and teachers will be met and given a short introduction to the collection and given some guidance about getting the most from the visit. 

The suggested length for an art visit is between 1 and 2 hours.

 

 

Geography Programmes

People, Plants and Places for Key Stage 3

This sessions includes activities based on the following curriculum themes:

  • Understanding the similarities and differences between the environments of the World.
  • The study of a rainforest biome and the factors and processes that affect the things that live there
  • The production of food and use of natural resources 

 

 
Self-led geography activities for Key Stage 5 

Please contact sarah.lloyd@obg.ox.ac.uk for further information 

 

Cross-Curricular Programmes

The Botanic Garden is one of 6 University collections. If you are interested in combining a visit to the Garden with a visit to one of the University Museums please contact sarah.lloyd@obg.ox.ac.uk to discuss possible programmes and themes.

 

 

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