Here is more detail on the Forest Education Network conference on March 23rd.  FEN says:

The Forest Education Network (FEN) invites everyone with an interest in forest education to this special CPD event at FSC Bishops Wood Centre on Thursday 23rd March 2017.  Forestry is the growing and management of trees for wildlife, people and the economy; and can be applied to woodland spaces large and small.  Whatever your interest – a forest school practitioner, outdoor learning provider, woodland owner or a teacher – if you are using a woodland area to support teaching and learning this event will build your knowledge of trees, woods, forests, their ecology and management.  The day will feature workshop sessions led by national forestry experts to help you manage and utilise the woodland spaces you use for teaching and learning more effectively.  Whatever your level of knowledge, the practical sessions will develop your skills and understanding and signpost the best places to go for further information.

The workshops will include:

  • The woodland ecosystem: tree health, species identification and understanding the ecosystem led by the Field Studies Council and the Forestry Commission;
  • Woodland management led by Sylva Foundation, the Royal Forestry Society and Bishops Wood; and
  • Tree planting and aftercare led by the Woodland Trust.

The event, which takes place the same week as the International Day of Forests, will also provide lots of opportunities to get outside and explore the inspiring spaces at FSC Bishops Wood Centre, for networking with other forest educators and browsing the forest education resources on display.  The cost is £50 per delegate – our supporters have contributed to the costs of this event, enabling us to keep costs low.  All income raised through this event will enable the Forest Education Network to continue its work promoting forest education and supporting forest educators.

This event is supported by the Forestry Commission, National Grid, FSC, Woodland Trust and FEN partners.  The Forest Education Network (FEN) promotes the wide range of learning experiences in relation to trees, woods and forests, and is hosted by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.  More information about the FEN can be found here.