Weeding, Writing And Arithmetic… Why Gardening Is Good For Our Children

What’s really interesting about this piece are the links to not only formal learning but social and personal education too. More time outside and thinking about the environment are worthy enough on their own, but gardening also provides crucial developmental insights such as understanding processes, unpredictability and teamwork. From the water vole to the Scottish…

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Scientists Around The World Are Working To Turn Agricultural Waste Into Food, Packaging And More

It’s encouraging to see innovation in practice to look at an often forgotten part of the food production supply chain – agricultural waste. So much focus is given to the consumer journey and end user recycling. However, looking at the beginning of the process not only changes our thinking around all production, but supports those…

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James McKay, The Man Who Draws The Future

We’re pleased to share this interview by Rob Hopkins, a friend of the Institute of Imagination, in conversation with researcher and illustrator James McKay exploring his work presenting ideas about the future. This is a really great example of STEAM learning; using creativity to communicate ideas about science. Read about where James gets his ideas and how he makes his…

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