Parcelforce Worldwide has teamed up with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Wellcome Trust for the UKs biggest ever school science project starting in March 2009.
The Great Plant Hunt www.greatplanthunt.org - is an ambitious 2million project designed to encourage young children to get out and about and excited by nature.
Coinciding with a year of celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwins birth, Parcelforce Worldwide will be delivering treasure chests full of activities and science experiments to more than 23,000 state primary schools across the UK.
Inside the Great Plant Hunt treasure chests, the children will find details about all the experiments they can do along with storybooks, magnifiers, a plant identikit and a fantastic plant press and mini seed bank. The Great Plant Hunt, funded and commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, is designed to be used in schools by 5 to 11-year-olds and their teachers.
Dave Smith, Managing Director of Parcelforce Worldwide, comments: We are absolutely delighted to be working with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Wellcome Trust on this exciting project. Its a great way to encourage children to learn about the environment around them. We are very happy to be supporting this fun education programme.
Professor Angela McFarlane, Director of Content and Learning, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew welcomed the support of Parcelforce Worldwide: We are so grateful to Parcelforce Worldwide for their support with this project. Its precious cargo that were dealing with here these treasure chests are designed to inspire young minds and who knows we may find the next Darwin in the process.
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