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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.

bgen Virtual Coffee Mornings

Our Virtual Coffee Mornings will continue monthly through the autumn and winter - a chance to talk to like minded plant educators and share experiences in an informal setting (coffee mug in hand a must!).

Thursday 10th September 11am, we will be focusing on how you are re-engaging with audiences, re-opening and plans for outreach.

Thursday 1st October, 11am, Judy Ling Wong (Black Environment Network) will join us again to continue … Continue Reading ››

Consultation on England Tree Strategy

Have your say on the future of England’s trees and woodland. Government is asking everyone from professionals, organisations, and members of the public to give their views on the creation and management of the country's trees, woodlands and forests.

The government is asking for views on:
•    how to expand, protect and improve our public and private trees and woodlands,
•    how best to further connect people to nature, 
•    the most effective way in … Continue Reading ››

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 ››