Youth programmes

Inspiring opportunities for young people to engage with our science and collections. Become a young volunteer, join our Youth Forum, or visit with a youth group.

Young person examining a plant

Explore opportunities for young people to get involved with our work at Kew. 

  • Youth Explainers jumping in the air outside Kew's Temperate House

    Youth Explainers

    Work with our scientists and horticulturalists to gain valuable skills in engaging the public with plant science and conservation.

  • Young people examining a plant

    Youth Forum

    Interested in science, conservation and the environment? Join our Youth Forum to learn, explore and create at Kew.

  • Group of young people sat around a table during a youth workshop at Kew

    Youth Community and Outreach

    Discover new ways to explore Kew and connect with our science and horticulture through creative workshops and projects.

  • Young people gathered round with Kew horticulturalist in arid zone

    Earthwise: Kew’s summer programme

    Join other young people from across London to learn all about ecology, biodiversity and conservation at our week-long summer programme.

  • A group of young people stood in a garden wearing hi-vis vests, in the background there are colourful abstract shapes

    Young Environmental Leader Award

    Become an environmental leader and drive positive change for the natural world through taking action and raising awareness of environmental issues in your community.

Young people around table topped with crafts

Activities and resources

Our Youth Forum and Youth Explainers have collaborated with artists and scientists to create fun activities exploring why plants and fungi matter.