Join us on Tuesday 7 October, at National Trust Calke Abbey, Derby. ‘Understanding your Visitors’ is a networking and seminar day for existing and aspiring managers’. Explore the (more…)
‘THE BIG PICNIC; seeking, sharing and making new connections in outdoor learning’
• bgen (Botanic Gardens Education Network)
• FACE (Farming and Countryside Education)
• FEN (Forest Education),
• LEEF (London Environmental Educators Forum
Four outdoor education networks came together to explore and share approaches to learning, make new connections and find ways of working together. bgen, FACE, FEN and LEEF hosted the day together at the South London Botanical Institute. The BIG Picnic received (more…)
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25 Years of BGEN: The Questionnaire!!!
We asked founder members to give us their recollections of the “birth” of BGEN.
We would like to thank Gail Bromley, Bill Graham, Sue Minter, Julia Willison and Ruth Taylor for their very valuable (if slightly hazy!) memories.
- What inspired the formation of BGEN?
Gail Bromley -The fact that as educationalists we very rarely had much support or training – Education was a relatively (more…)
Tuesday 25 March 2014, University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum
Delegates spent a day in the beautiful surroundings of University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum developing their knowledge of geocaching and orienteering. Lynn Daley, Education & Outreach Officer at Harcourt led this hands on and mainly outdoor training day. There were exciting and practical ideas for using orienteering and geocaching to (more…)
The Drama of Plants: creative ways to excite people about plants
University of Dundee Botanic Garden
6 – 8th November 2013
View a selection of fabulous photographs here
Green Fairy – can fairies be used to inspire early years learning?
Introduced by Susie Kelpie, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Asked if we believe in fairies, what are they and what do they look like? Then as if (more…)