bgen

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.

Consultations open for T Levels and England Tree Strategy

There are two current consultations that may be of interest to bgen members ....

1. Views sought on the upcoming T Levels in Agriculture Land Management and Production (includes horticulture, tree management and floristry). For anyone not aware T Levels are being introduced in England from autumn 2020. They will sit aside A Levels (equivalent to 3 A levels) offering a technical qualification with work placements. Closing date for comments is 13th July 2020.

Can the “My Primary School is at the Museum” (MPSM) model help museums, cultural, natural settings and schools to recover from Covid-19?

As the UK begins the slow process of recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, one of the greatest problems is managing the return of children to school in a period of continued social distancing. It’s a vital issue – for children’s educational attainment, for social development, for parents returning to work and for the economy as a whole.

Is there a role for museums, galleries, cultural and natural settings in helping to resolve this crisis? … Continue Reading ››

Welcome to bgen

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 ››