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== Preparation ==
== Preparation ==
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Read about Kew
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Read about Kew Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens, there is a wealth of information on their [http://www.kew.org/ website].  In particular make sure you read about the science that is done at Kew:
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* [http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/index.htm Science and Conservation] at Kew
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* [http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/index.htm Scientific Research and Data] at Kew
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Read about Kew's science
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Check the assignments page to see what's due related to this excursion, considering those ahead of time will make your visit much more informative.
== Plan ==  
== Plan ==  
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Meet for lunch at one of Kew's cafes [URL] (TBD when we get there) to discuss what we're seeing and learning.   
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Meet for lunch at one of [Kew's cafes (TBD when we get there) at 13:00 to discuss what we're seeing and learning.  After lunch we'll take a
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== Science, Technology and Society ==
== Science, Technology and Society ==
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Some question to consider about the nature of the work they do at Kew.
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There is a lot of science and some interesting technology as well at Kew.  Read the information found at the URLs listed above beforehand so you are prepared to engage it while we are there. 
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There are two homework items related to our visit to Kew Gardens, the details for both of them can be found on the [[england-2011-assignments|assignments]] page.
== Blogger and Photographer ==
== Blogger and Photographer ==
We will need two volunteers from the studio audience to take pictures and write-up/post a blog entry about this excursion.  Get in touch if you are interested.  In order to spur interest in these positions I'm offering 5 bonus points if you take on one of these tasks.
We will need two volunteers from the studio audience to take pictures and write-up/post a blog entry about this excursion.  Get in touch if you are interested.  In order to spur interest in these positions I'm offering 5 bonus points if you take on one of these tasks.

Revision as of 13:14, 9 February 2011

Kew Gardens, Saturday 12 February 2011

Travel

We'll meet outside the Kew Gardens tube station (District line) at 10:00 on Saturday. It's a short walk from there to the Victoria Gate entrance. Don't forget to check the TFL's weekend closures list ahead of time to make sure you know the route to take on Saturday morning.

For the return trip to London we'll meet outside the Kew Gardens tube station at 17:00.

Preparation

Read about Kew Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens, there is a wealth of information on their website. In particular make sure you read about the science that is done at Kew:

Check the assignments page to see what's due related to this excursion, considering those ahead of time will make your visit much more informative.

Plan

Meet for lunch at one of [Kew's cafes (TBD when we get there) at 13:00 to discuss what we're seeing and learning. After lunch we'll take a

Science, Technology and Society

There is a lot of science and some interesting technology as well at Kew. Read the information found at the URLs listed above beforehand so you are prepared to engage it while we are there.

There are two homework items related to our visit to Kew Gardens, the details for both of them can be found on the assignments page.

Blogger and Photographer

We will need two volunteers from the studio audience to take pictures and write-up/post a blog entry about this excursion. Get in touch if you are interested. In order to spur interest in these positions I'm offering 5 bonus points if you take on one of these tasks.

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