First year Biology students from the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences visit Down House the home of Charles Darwin.
The theme for the field trip was ‘plant adaptation, conservation and evolution’ and spent two days away in Kew.
Students visited the home of Charles Darwin, Kew Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, and the Millennium Seed Bank. They identified different types of plant species and learned how they adapt to many environments, as well as taking part in plant photo competitions and learning about plant conservation programmes.
Down House gave students the chance to learn more about Darwin and his theory of evolution, getting them to think about the impact of his book ‘Origin of Species’ and if it can explain many different species.
A follow-up essay of the field trip counts towards 30% of the module.