Sunday Fun Day at Botanic Garden - Women in Science Festival 2016

Dundee’s Women in Science Festival, the only event of its kind in the world, will next month bring authors, academics and entertainers come together to celebrate the achievements of female Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) pioneers. Exhibitions, talks, film screenings, fun days and other events will take place across the city in March, and the festival is supported by many of the internationally acclaimed female scientists and researchers working at the University and other local institutions. The University of Dundee Botanic Garden will host ‘Sunday Fun Day’ which will in...

RSPB Big Gardenwatch at Botanic Garden

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Visitors to University of Dundee’s Botanic Garden took part in a national bird-watching event last weekend. More than half a million people across the UK were expected to participate in the survey of British birdlife, organised by the RSPB. Last years’ event revealed that sparrows were the most common birds in Dundee and Angus. The charity said it hope the survey will provide valuable information about the changes in the bird populations over winter. ...

February Friends Talk - Michael Tooley - Sunday 7th February

Michael Tooley has been an academic, author and garden designer for over thirty years. Michael studied at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster in the UK and Columbia University in the City of New York, where he was a student of Professor Pierre Dansereau at New York Botanic Garden and Professor George Collins in the Department of Art History. Michael Tooley will provide a talk at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden which will explore The Restoration of Gardens of Historic Interest. The talk will take place at the Education Centre, University of Dundee Botanic Garden on Sunday 7th February at 2p...

RSPB Big Birdwatch – January 30th at Dundee Botanic Garden

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The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest wildlife survey now in its 37th year. Over half a million people take part every year and it gives the RSPB vitally important information about how our garden birds are faring. Taking part is easy, you just need to spend an hour of your time watching feathered visitors in the University of Dundee Botanic Garden and recording what you see. The RSPB will use the data gleaned from the event to ascertain which species are most at risk and require conservation measures. Lauren Shannon, Community Engagement Officer for the RSPB said, “We’ve s...

Teaching in Nature session at Botanic Garden

Teachers from across Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross met at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden yesterday to take part in the ‘Teaching in Nature’ project funded by Scottish Natural Heritage. The project gives teachers the opportunity to assess a suitable natural area for its educational potential, choose or develop activities for their classes, and test them out. Practitioners from primary, secondary or pre-school sectors across a range of subject areas will work as teacher-researchers to inquire into some of the key research questions around outdoor education. Yesterday, the project g...