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Fascination of Plants Day
Following from our first successful “Why are plants smelly?” event for British Science Week (10th March) “Why are plants smelly 2” is our schools outreach event for the International Fascination of Plants Day. We invite schools’ science groups to the University of Reading campus to join scientists from the School of Biological Sciences and Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences to ask why is it that some plants smell so nice and sweet while others are really quite grossly stinky?! There will be a range of activities both in the laboratory and outside on the University of Reading’s prize-winning green campus. School groups will examine the different ways in which plants try to attract other organisms (e.g. pollinating bees and hoverflies) while doing their best to repel others such as insect herbivores intent on eating them! We guarantee you will leave looking at plants in a totally new way!
We are grateful for financial support from the British Ecological Society
Outreach Grant OR18/1187 Why are plants smelly?