The taste of the Amazon

This month Kew’s Seed Morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy, brings us a post about his recent adventures in the Amazon. Now safely back in the Millennium Seed Bank, he can share with us news of Cupua

Slow Motion Video of Fireworks Exploding from an Aerial View

Dallas, Texas creative Jeremiah Warren took three 3′ balloons, a GoPro camera, and Wi-Fi BacPac to produce a slow motion capture of his fireworks going off from the sky above. Just in time for July 4th! See it on Scoop.it , via Children Activities

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‘If you can paint one leaf you can paint the world’

In this latest post from the gallery, Dr Shirley Sherwood shares how she curated her current exhibition: Portraits of Leaves and Fungi, paintings from the Shirley Sherwood Collection.

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‘If you can paint one leaf you can paint the world’

Kew’s Library celebrates the Olympics

A special Olympic-themed display has just been completed in the Library Reading Room.

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Indigo blues

Jennifer Beasley and Stella Gardner, two textile conservation students at Glasgow University, report on a week’s placement at Kew.

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Indigo blues

Art Smart – How to Make Potato Printed Wrapping Paper

http://www.youtube.com/v/Vtc1W0vM058?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this episode of Art Smart, Mary teaches kids how to make potato printed wrapping paper.

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How to Step Through a Piece of Paper

http://www.youtube.com/v/5E-Qnfo8ql8?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary shows kids how to step through a piece of paper. For full instructions visit: http://maryjlockwood.com

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Simple Kids Trick – How to Step Through a Piece of Paper

http://www.youtube.com/v/5E-Qnfo8ql8?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Mary shows kids how to step through a piece of paper. For full instructions visit: http://maryjlockwood.com

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Make a Cardboard Crown for Kids

http://www.youtube.com/v/yA9geK0gYA0?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata In this Summer Series episode of Art Smart, Mary teaches kids how to make a crown out of cardboard.

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