Post-compulsory education programme - Rainforest activity tour and optional workshop
In these sessions, students learn about the human and physical geography of the tropical rainforest, whilst exploring Kew's historic Palm House. Choose between the 45 minute activity tour and the 90 minute activity tour and workshop.
The interior of Kew's historic Palm House.
Students study the threats to the world's rainforests and the people which inhabit them. As they explore Kew's indoor rainforest, located in the Palm House, students also learn about the complex relationship between plants and people and topics such as ethnobotany, deforestation, fair trade and sustainable farming.
- Length: Activity tour - 45 minutes | Activity tour and workshop - 90 minutes.
- Group size: 15 students.
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 10 students.
- Programme cost: Activity tour - £25 per group of 15 students | Activity tour and workshop - £50 per group of 15 students.
- Administration fee: £80.
School visits at Kew Gardens support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools, colleges and universities. We aim to give students opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the classroom environment.
Lecturers in post-16 education have a variety of objectives in mind when booking our programmes. Although our AS and A2 programmes were designed to meet the requirements of several exam boards, each course is slightly different in content and focus.
Additionally, the variety of diploma programmes and university courses we support is vast. Therefore, we are happy to work with you in creating an ideal session for your students. Please let us know in advance (by completing the 'additional information' box on our online booking form) the learning outcomes you require of the session, and we will tailor the session to ensure that these outcomes are met.
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