13th -15th November 2019 at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
bgen is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this year with its annual Conference taking place at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
This year delegates will not only be able to take advantage of the iconic architecture and landscapes of the largest UNESCO World Heritage site in London, they will get the opportunity to add an additional conference day to … Continue Reading ››
BGCI, bgen, LEEF, The Royal Parks
Friday 19th July 2019 at Hyde Park, London
All About Trees Networking day will celebrate the tree as infinite resource to understand the natural world, and the role trees play in improving people’s wellbeing.
WHO IS IT FOR
The Networking Day is an annual opportunity to bring together LEEF (London Environmental Educators' Forum), … Continue Reading ››
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 is Schools Programmer manager at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and a member of the bgen committee.
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 ››