January 2016 - June 2016
$20,000.00 excl. GST (2016)
Unlocking Curious Minds
This project, run by scientists at Plant and Food, aimed to help children realise that science surrounds them, demonstrate to them just how important science is in their daily lives, increase their interest in science for later in life, and help increase their competency for engaging in scientific issues that challenge our society.
Over 300 schoolchildren visited the Plant and Food Research laboratories at Lincoln to see first-hand the science and technology behind potato production. Potatoes are one of the most relatable foods for children, so they were used to demonstrate the types of science conducted at Plant & Food Research to create high quality food crops.
The children were taken on a tour around four different science stations where they learned about sustainable production of potatoes, plant breeding and biotechnology, food and nutrition, and protection against plant pests and diseases.View all projects