Earthwise: Kew's summer programme application form

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

Two young people looking over the Treetop Walkway at Kew

Thank you for applying to Earthwise: Kew’s Summer Programme.

This week-long programme is open to young people across London aged 14 to 17. It will run on Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August and Monday 7 August to Friday 11 August 2023, each day from 10.30am to 3.30pm. There are 20 places available for each week.

Earthwise is free to attend and all sessions will include lunch and snacks. Participants are also able to claim travel expenses for up to £13.90 per day.

Applicants must live in the Greater London area and will need written consent from a parent or guardian to attend.

The deadline for applications is Friday 11 May 2023.

Applicants will also need to ask a teacher, or other responsible adult (not a family member), to provide a reference to support their application to the programme using the Teacher Reference Form.

We are aiming to offer places to young people who will benefit most from the programme, including those who might not have previously visited Kew or had similar opportunities in the past. We will let applicants know whether they have been successful by the end of June 2022.

If you have any queries regarding this programme, please contact

Section 1: Applicant details

Your contact details

This is where we will do most of our correspondence with you so please use the email address that you check the most.

Your school / college

Do you currently receive free school meals?

Your letter of recommendation

When would you like to attend?

Please select which week you would prefer to attend

Travelling to Kew Gardens

Section 2: Parent/guardian details

Parent/guardian contact details

Permission to participate

Please confirm that your parent/guardian is happy for Kew to contact them regarding their permission for you to participate in the programme.

3. Application

Please answer these questions

Your letter of recommendation

Please remember to ask a teacher or other responsible adult to complete a letter of recommendation. This is required in order for your application to be considered complete.

Data protection and declaration

RBG, Kew will use your information to review and process your application to Earthwise. Using the information provided in this form, RBG, Kew may contact you about your application and you will be notified regarding the success of your application. Contact will be via the details you've provided and secondary contact and will include sharing news about your application.

If the your application is not successful, RBG, Kew will securely store your personal information until the end of August, when the summer programme will take place. This is so we can contact you in the event of a space becoming available for you to participate in the programme. After this time we will remove your personal information from our system.

For full details about how we store and use your data, please see our privacy policy.

Do you wish to be informed about future youth programmes at Kew?