‘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…)
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…)
bgen had a very successful training day on Thursday 5 September, at the lovely Winterbourne House & Garden in Birmingham. The programme included group activities that looked at strategic issues; case study; tour of the garden; volunteer perspectives and recruitment and retention of volunteers. There was a diverse group of delegates from botanic gardens, arboretum, wildlife and the zoo sector who were all at different (more…)
Kindly contributed by Mark Norris, Newquay Zoo, World War Zoo Gardens project.
Visitors to your botanic garden are not just amazed by your plants, seeking tranquil green surroundings or an easy-to-reach wild space. Some may be(come) intrigued by your history, fascinated by who worked there and what went on at your botanic garden in the past.
We already use personality or biography – famous plant hunters, (more…)