Resources

We’ve collected a resource bank of useful teaching aids, articles, conference proceedings, research and much more. Some are freely available; bgen Members can login and access all articles.

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bgen Conference ‘Time for Trees’ Proceedings 2015

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…)

bgen Conference Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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Learning for Sustainable Development: what have we learnt and where are we going?
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park 5 – 7 November 2014

The recent conference that took place on the English Riviera in Devon was a great success. Over 50 delegates enjoyed a diverse programme of workshops and events as (more…)

New National Curriculum for England – 18 June 2014

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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’ 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 (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. (more…)