This episode I’m speaking with Seb Stroud. Seb is based at Leeds University and is part of the Ecology & Evolution Group, where his research looks at many different topics including botany, freshwater ecology, ecosystem structures and urban landscapes. He recently co-authored a research paper which looks at the state of botanical education and that’s what I was particularly interested in chatting about today.
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What We Talk About
What is the extinction of botanical education? Why is it happening?
The effects of losing our tradition of botanical education
The UN’s sustainable development goals and future funding
The impact of botanical education extinction on climate change, food security and our economy
What is actually being done about it?
Natural history GCSE
Equity and accessibility in environmental education
The UK as a nation of gardeners and nature lovers…?
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The State of Horticulture