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Lynn DaleyLynn is the Primary Development Officer with SSERC. 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 ››
25 Years of BGEN: The Questionnaire!!!We asked founder members to give us their recollections of the “birth” of BGEN. We would like to thank Gail Bromley, Bill Graham, Sue Minter, Julia Willison and Ruth Taylor for their very valuable (if slightly hazy!) memories.
- What inspired the formation of BGEN?
BGEN promotes the enormously positive role that active, plant-based learning can play in educational settings. But what exactly do we mean by 'plant-based education'? Plant-based education supports the use of plants as a tool for learning in all aspects of school curricula and lifelong learning. Plants can be used to teach not only scientific disciplines such as botany, ecology and taxonomy, but also social sciences, languages, and the arts. Using plants in education opens up tremendous opportunities to inspire learning through hands-on activities.