Category Archives: Formal learning

Read and share curricula, lesson plans, and other related resources that support your work in plant-based education.

Garden Science Experiments

plant_powerThe My Learning website, which hosts free online learning resources created by museums, has some useful PDF worksheets aimed at Science Club members, based on a series of simple experiments through which children can begin to explore the science of a garden. This  content is for members only.  Members can  log in  now to read more. Non-members can join instantly from £10 a year here. The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in or join bgen to read on.

Herbal Remedies and Mary Seacole

mary_Seacole_interactive_medThe award-winning Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds has created online learning resources based on the work of Mary Seacole, the remarkable Jamaican doctress who went to the aid of sick and wounded soldiers in the Crimean War.  The resources have been developed in conjunction with teachers and children and with the help of members of the Museum's local Jamaican community. This  content is for members only.  Members can  log … Continue Reading ››

Members Education Skills

BGEN members have a broad range of skills and expertise. Those willing to share advice and information on education with other members are listed below.

Behaviour Change

Ruth Taylor,

Curriculum content/development

Kate Castleden, Sarah Chesters, Jill Baker, Ruth Taylor, Catherine Haydock, Gordon MacLellan, Amber Waite, Jane Richmond,

Delivering Educational Sessions

Chester Zoo, Kate Castleden, Sarah Chesters, John Hickson, Jill Baker, Ruth Taylor, John Elligore, Catherine Haydock, David Holloway, Sarah-Jane Mason, Patricia Francis, Debbie Handslip, Gordon MacLellan, Amber Waite, Jane Richmond,

Developing Education Sessions

Chester Zoo, Kate Castleden, Sarah … Continue Reading ››

Get your MP to support Learning Outside the Classroom!

Call to support the Learning Outside the Classroom Early Day Motion (EDM) – BGEN is urging its members to write to their local MP to ask them to sign EDM number 4. An EDM is a written motion in the House of Commons which all MPs are free to sign.  EDMs that are signed by a small number of MPs achieve very little.  EDMs that are signed by a hundred or more … Continue Reading ››