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Fascination of Plants Day 2013 celebrated at the John Innes Centre with interactive schools events

Fascination of Plants Day 2013 celebrated at the John Innes Centre with interactive schools events

For the second consecutive year, the John Innes Centre celebrated Fascination of Plants Day 2013, with events on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May. 350 children from 13 Norfolk schools attended over the two days, taking part in the worldwide celebration of plant science and agriculture, with hands on activities and presentations. Visiting school children [...]

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Fascination of Plants Day

The first International Fascination of Plants Day was celebrated at JIC with over 550 children from 23 Norfolk schools. The Blue Peter gardener and plant fanatic Chris Collins was on hand to share his own fascination of plants, and there was a huge range of activities that brought home the amazing versatility of plants, and [...]

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Sowing the seeds for a fascination of plants

The John Innes Centre and the Teacher Scientist Network are celebrating National Science and Engineering Week by planting a seed of interest in plant biology in Norfolk schools. In fact they are planting over 40,000 seeds, as they are ensuring every Norfolk school gets 100 wheat seeds to help inspire a fascination of plants in [...]

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Pupils ‘tripling’ their chances of success in science

Pupils ‘tripling’ their chances of success in science

The Teacher Scientist Network (TSN), which is based at the John Innes Centre, will host an exciting science fair for almost 400 high school pupils from across Eastern Norfolk with leading research scientists tempting them to aim for careers in science and technology. The aim of the day is to encourage Year 8 & 9 [...]

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JIC researcher recognised for her contribution to public engagement

JIC researcher recognised for her contribution to public engagement

Fiona Corke, a Research Assistant in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at JIC has received a Public and Community Engagement Award from CUE East and the University of East Anglia for her long-standing work in public engagement and communicating the John Innes Centre’s science to the wider community. ‘I am really honoured to gain [...]

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JIC launches ambitious plan to reach every Norfolk school

JIC launches ambitious plan to reach every Norfolk school

Scientists at the John Innes Centre have started counting down the days to March 2010 as they launch an ambitious project to get a scientist into every school in Norfolk on the same day.  In 2009/10, the John Innes Centre will celebrate its centenary, and as part of these celebrations scientists will be dispatched to [...]

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Phil Smith awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Phil Smith awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Dr Phil Smith has been awarded an MBE for services to science education in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.  Phil is the co-ordinator of the Norwich-based Teacher Scientist Network (TSN), an innovative science education charity hosted by the John Innes Centre which brings scientists and teachers together to enhance and enliven science education in [...]

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