Over 75 delegates, workshop leaders and volunteers converged on Westonbirt National Arboretum in November 2015 for three packed days of engaging debate, hands-on workshops and professional networking.
Unsurprisingly, this year’s bgen conference was all about the majesty of trees and set out to explore what they mean to people and how we, as professionals, can make the most of this special relationship. As well as delving into the past we looked (more…)
This programme looked at implementation of the new curriculum and explored what was new and how it impacted on organisations. Delegates appreciated the lovely surroundings of the South London Botanical Institute and the delicious lunch provided there.
Delegates were welcomed by Sarah Williams, Schools Programme Manager, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, and Roy (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 (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. (more…)