Cornwall College plant science students visit Wheal Jane
Students from Cornwall College’s degree in Plant Science, taught at the Eden Project, visited Wheal Jane yesterday to learn about the masterplan for the site. The students study the principles behind restoring post-industrial landscapes as part of a module on soil science and plant nutrition, and the visit was a great opportunity to see remediation and restoration in action at Wheal Jane.
After a presentation by Bernard Ballard, Wheal Jane’s Planning and Marketing Director, the group toured the site, heading down the valley to the former Point Mills arsenic refinery and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Bissoe reserve. Dr Mark Nason, Director of Science for the Cornwall College Group said that ‘we spend a lot of time discussing Cornwall’s mining heritage, and the students are all really interested in the challenges and opportunities of post-industrial land. This was a great opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of Wheal Jane and future plans for the site – we’re very grateful to Wheal Jane for hosting us.’
29th March 2017