The KCCEM lab is now filling up with posters on all lab techniques and useful information, that the students can refer to and make there own notes from. Hopefully this will help them as they take over the teaching role.
We are getting to the stage with the KCCEM orchid project, where a selection of students are getting confident with some of the techniques. So we are now encouraging them to teach fellow students so they can take over our role when we leave. Here we have Jean Luc teaching Fred, sowing orchid seed.
Although Heather and I are here to teach, you can’t over look the fact this is a college of conservation and environmental management. With Heather’s degree being on conservation biology and mine on environmental science, sometimes the books the students bring to are workshops are a little distracting.
The KCCEM orchid project has been running quite a while now, with Heather and me being here for almost 3 months. In that time we have covered most techniques. However most of the seed we have been sowing has been floaty seed, it is about time we tried sinky seed. With most of the method being […]
After finding our compost we deflasked some of our seedlings. We took out 2 jars of plants that were 2 years old and ready to be potted up, and a few smaller ones which unfortunately had contaminated. The big ones are now at home in the shade house above the library, and the smaller ones […]