The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres is delighted to announce a unique opportunity for our member Science Centres and Museums to be given seeds from Newton's Apple Tree, and to use these to grow their very own offspring of Newton's tree.
This rare opportunity is offered through a collaboration between ASDC and the team at Woolsthorpe Manor (National Trust) in Lincolnshire, birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton. The tree is considered to be the inspiration for Newton's theory of gravity, when he sat in the orchard, watching the apples fall towards the earth.
This opportunity is to celebrate the World's first International Science Centre and Science Museum Day on November 10th 2016, a day backed by UNESCO and science centres around the world.
The apples are being collected now, and ASDC is seeking applications of interest from ASDC members to grow the seeds with local botanical gardens, schools, apple experts and community groups.