Fascinating Plants

Fascinating result: Fascination of Plants Day

A total success was the outcome of the fascinating international day event co-organised by our laboratory (School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES)) and the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) the on 18th May.

It was a very windy and rainy day, but nothing stopped the team.

FoD_teamThe unstoppable Fascination of Plant event team on the day


University staff, undergraduate students, schools with around 130 kids and University of Reading Vice-Chancellor visited the event getting fascinated by the fantastic world of plants.

This was the first time where these two schools worked together to create an event that  came alive after Dr Macarena Cárdenas (SAGES)and Dr Jonathan Mitchley (SBS)  shared their passion for plants. The result of combining knowledge about the past of plants trough the fossil record and the present modern plants happened to be an enlightening experience for who visited the event.


FoDP_Macarena Cardenas

Dr Macarena Cárdenas fascinating students with microscopic samples of fossil pollen


JonathanMitchleyDr Jonathan Mitchley un-puzzling students with modern plant material

Keep your senses awake and your eyes on the green as there are plans for more events like this!


For more details and information contact:

Dr Macarena Cárdenas m.l.cardenas@reading.ac.uk


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