bgen 2014 Conference ‘Learning for Sustainable Development’

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Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 November, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

‘Learning for Sustainable Development; what have we learnt and where are we going?’.

bgen is pulling together an exciting programme for our 2014 conference on the English Riviera in a beautiful part of Devon.

The programme includes:

  • Guided tour of the zoo and park
  • Ralph Underhill, Common Cause for (more…)

Training Day – ‘Understanding Your Visitors’

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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 power of visitor insight with practical ways to get under the skin of your visitor and non-visitor groups and gain insight from current (more…)

‘The BIG Picnic’ Joint Networking Day 17th June 2014

‘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…)

The Birth of bgen – Celebrating 25 Years!

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…)

Orienteering and Geocaching Training Day

Tuesday 25 March 2014, University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum

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Harcourt Group

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…)