Want to change the world? Plant Science Career Poster

Plants and plant scientists are in many ways our hope for the future. Plants are key to human life on Earth, from providing us with food and mitigating against the worst effects of climate change to supporting mental well-being, sourcing many medicines and providing us with materials for building, clothing and packaging. Plants are often the unsung heroes of human existence. Learners can be supported to recognise their importance and explore the multitude of plant-based careers out there that require a range of experiences and skills. 

These resources share ideas about how plants will be involved in meeting global challenges going forward, and how working with plants might change the world for the better. Careers and career requirements are changing all the time. In each category, some of the ways plants have the potential to change our world for the better have been highlighted, and how students might become involved. This poster, along with accompanying slides and teacher guidance for a range of activities, shares the importance of plants and careers working with plants.

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~ 1 hour


Download the slides, poster and teacher guidance for step-by-step instructions below.


  • Indoor

Curriculum links

  • Biology
  • Citizenship
  • Careers