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ERIC Number: EJ909728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Behind the Public Face of Kew: Education and Conservation in the Millennium Seed Bank
McFarlane, Angela
School Science Review, v91 n336 p43-47 Mar 2010
At its Wakehurst Place garden in West Sussex, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has established the UK home of one of the world's largest conservation projects, the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) partnership, a global project to conserve biodiversity by collecting and preserving seeds. This article describes what the MSB partnership does, how seeds are collected and preserved and how important this work is. Through the MSB's Great Plant Hunt and Save our Seeds projects, schools are directly involved in carrying out research and conservation work offering valuable opportunities for inspiring young scientists. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)