All posts by Sue Dampney

bgen Conference 2017 Proceedings – Day 3

Friday 10th November 2017

Workshop Session 3

Muck and Magic: learning through natural science

Dale Treadwell, Naturally Wild The science of Flow Learning, interactive workshop examining the natural flow of learning from one of Ireland's most enthusiastic environmental facilitators. Dale Treadwell is an Australian expat who has been living in Ireland for nearly 20 years, after a career in Australia developing education projects for the Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers and the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens. Dale has worked at Dublin Zoo, for RTE Television, the … Continue Reading ››

bgen Annual Conference 2017: Growing Your Audience

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland  provided us with the perfect venue for 70 delegates, workshop leaders and volunteers to focus on how to widen and deepen engagement with their audience. Drawing on the successes at NBGI Glasnevin as well as speakers from across Ireland and the UK, we shared good practice and creative ideas to make new connections. *** This content is for members only.  Members can log in now to read more. Non-members can join instantly from £10 a year … Continue Reading ››

bgen Conference Proceedings 2017 – Day 2

Thursday 9th November 2017

Site visit: Developing audiences in Wicklow Mountains National Park and the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh

Field trip exploring Wicklow, the ‘Garden County of Ireland’, including a workshop to design and create a land art piece. Glendalough Co. Wicklow: The Glendalough Valley is a tranquil haven just a short drive from Dublin in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. This morning visit will take in the incredible scenery, abundant wildlife and rich history amongst an unforgettable setting. The … Continue Reading ››