All posts by Sue Dampney

POSTPONED: Engaging Teenagers and Young Adults in the Outdoors

Tried and tested techniques to engage 13-25 year olds

Friday 27th March 2020, University of Bristol Botanic Garden

The physical and psychological benefits of spending time outdoors are well researched and for teenagers this can affect not only their academic performance, but prepare them for adulthood.

Peek into the inner workings of the adolescent brain to begin to understand why this is the hardest … Continue Reading ››

bgen Annual Conference 2019: Securing Our Future

bgen is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this year with its annual Conference taking place at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Kew’s collection of living plants, both outside and in the glasshouses, is the largest and most diverse in the world. It is also a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge with the core purpose of Kew’s science stemming from the simple truth that all life depends on plants and fungi.
This year’s conference theme ‘Securing Our Future’ is based around the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

‘The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.’
Delegates will have the opportunity to consider how they are already doing to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on their own sites and gain confidence to further incorporate SDG messages and goals in their work.