Do you have an inspirational activity or project that engages your audiences with plant science? Or are you a researcher with some exciting science to share? Why not spread the word at the bgen conference, which this year will be held at Cambridge University Botanic Garden 7-9 November?
This year we are accepting abstracts for posters about new research and new content to support science communication about plants. The deadline for submissions … 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 ››