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Science Communication Activities
Contact Details
List of organisations:
African Caribbean Network for Science and Technology
ABPI
Association of British Science Writers
Association for Science Education
the BA
BBSRC
British Interactive Group (BIG)
The British Mycological Society
British Psychological Society
CCLRC
Daphnet
ESRC
ECSITE-UK
EPSRC
The Engineering Employersí Federation
ETB and EC(UK)
The Geological Society
The Geologists’ Association
The IEE
Institute of Biology
Institute of Food Science and Technology
Institute of Ideas
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Institute of Physics
Institution of Chemical Engineers
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Institution of Structural Engineers
London Mathematical Society
MRC
NERC
The Natural History Museum
NESTA
Novartis Foundation
Nuffield Foundation
Office of Science and Technology (OST)
PPARC
PEALS
PlantNet
The Royal Academy of Engineering
Royal Botanic Gardens
Royal Geographical Society
The Ri
Royal Meteorological Society
The Royal Society
Royal Society of Chemistry
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The Saltersí Institute
The Science Council
SETNET
Science Media Centre
Science Museum
STEMPRA
Technology Enhancement Programme
The Wellcome Trust
The Womenís Engineering Society
Young Science Communicatorsí Network


PlantNet: The Plant Collections Network of Britain and Ireland

PlantNet is the national network of botanic gardens and arboreta in Britain and Ireland. It exists to promote botanical collections as a national resource for research, education and conservation and to facilitate networking and training among holders of plant collections. PlantNet works alongside a range of national and international organisations, including the European Botanic Gardens Consortium and Botanic Gardens Conservation International, promoting high standards in all aspects of plant collections management and conservation. With over 80 institutional members, including botanic gardens, the National Trust, National Trust for Scotland, English Heritage and the Royal Horticultural Society as well as other documented plant collections, PlantNet is also responsible for creating best-practice guidelines for the management of this huge genetic resource. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in the aims of PlantNet.

Science Communication Activities

Meetings and Events

PlantNet organises meetings, conferences, and training workshops, covering everything from design and display of plant collections, glasshouse plants, trees and record-keeping, to plant identification and visitor studies. See the PlantNet website for details of coming events.

Publications

Copies of the PlantNet Directory of Botanical Collections in Britain and Ireland are available from PlantNet at £10 each plus £5 postage and packaging. Members receive regular newsletters with news and information from botanic gardens, arboreta and other plant collections in Britain and Ireland.

Friends and Volunteers

Meetings for and about Friends and volunteer groups in botanic gardens are organised from time to time, to share experience, ideas and best practice.

Education

PlantNet aims to promote and increase the use of plant collections for education. Collections can be used for education for all ages, from pre-school activities to learning in retirement, and informal and formal teaching linked to schools, colleges and universities. Botanic gardens are particularly well placed to raise public awareness of plant diversity and conservation.

Contact Details

Judith Cheney
PlantNet Administrator
c/o University Computing Service
New Museums Site
Pembroke Street
Cambridge
CB2 3QH

Tel/Fax: 01223 763901
Email: jc151@cam.ac.uk

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PlantNet: The Plant Collections Network of Britain and Ireland