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The Botanic Gardens Education Network (bgen) promotes and advances the delivery of education in member organisations. We are a specialist support and training network for professionals working in education related to plants and the natural world. The network has more than 200 members, most of whom are educators in botanic gardens and other centres of environmental education in the UK and Ireland. Anyone is welcome to join bgen, though as a support network, those likely to gain the most benefit are professional biodiversity educators within the UK. You can learn more about our members and our work by following the menu links.

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The Botanic Gardens Education Network (bgen) promotes and advances the delivery of education in member organisations. We have over 200 members. Most are educators in botanic gardens and other centres of environmental education within Britain and Ireland. bgen is a specialist support and training network for professionals working in education relating to plants and the natural world. Anyone is welcome to join bgen, though as a support network, those likely to gain the most benefit are professional biodiversity educators within the UK. … Continue Reading ››

Susie Kelpie

Susie Kelpie

Susie Kelpie is  Schools Programmer manager at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and a member of the bgen committee. Susie Kelpie How long have you been working with plants and the natural world? I started working at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 1994 before that a was a secondary school biology teacher with a special interest in plants Why is helping to connect people and plants important to you? Plants are … Continue Reading ››

Asimina Vergou

Asimina Vergou

Asimina is Evaluation Manager at teh Heritage Lottery Fund, recently moved from Head of Education at Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).
Committee Member 2014
Committee Member 2014
How long have you been working with plants and the natural world? My passion for plants started during my work for the Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia in Greece back in 2004 when I got employed to build the Learning Programme … Continue Reading ››

Lynn Daley

Lynn Daley

Lynn is the Primary Development Officer with SSERC.
Committee Member 2014
Committee Member 2014
  How long have you been working with plants and the natural world? My first job as an ecologist was in 1998 and I moved into environmental education in 2001.  Since then I have worked at field studies centres, schools, woodlands and an Arboretum.  I have always been drawn to outdoor learning. Why is helping to connect people and plants … Continue Reading ››