University of Dundee

Engagement by Plant Sciences

We are passionate about engaging the public about our science and the critical importance of plants in all of our lives. Plants are the basis of our food supply – did you know that plants provide more calories to the human diet than any other source?  We also use plants for fuel, clothing and shelter. By studying the biology of these fascinating organisms, plant scientists learn about plant growth survival and productivity, which will help improve both food security and other uses of plant products.

Throughout the year, Plant Sciences run events aimed at reaching a wide audience, from school children to adults, and we are extremely proud of our high levels of participation from both our students and staff. Much of what we do is in close association with the University of Dundee Botanic Gardens and James Hutton Institute.

Here, we share some of our favourite main events:

Other outreach activities: