Tree collection programme aimed at GCSE, available at Westonbirt Arboretum
Suitable for GCSE students, March - November
Conservation, propagation, tourism, business management.
- Describe the workplace and roles within it.
- Be aware of the impact of regulations on the work of the arboretum.
- Be aware of the effect of the arboretum's work on society.
- Understand some of the scientific work involved in managing a tree collection.
Introduction - a talk that explores Westonbirt's history, management and visitor groups.
Staff structure - students discuss and map out a staff structure relevant to Westonbirt and explore any differences between their ideas and Westonbirt's organogram.
Propagation tour - a behind-the-scenes tour of our propagation unit, considering the role of propagator / horticulturist.
Tree management - a selection of short activities that invite the students to voice their opinions and ideas about managing visitor impacts and conflict, discover more about the scientific investigations involved in a range of tree management roles and write a risk assessment for our arborists.
The right person - who would you employ? Using CVs and job descriptions, students step into the role of HR and 'appoint' the right person for different jobs.