You can join bgen, LEEF and BGCI for a Networking Day at Kew on Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 10am-4pm.

They will be exploring successful educational initiatives that thrive on working together. The aim is to “bring together like-minded professionals to mingle, get inspiration and share their best practices”.

Participants will have the chance to:

  • Hear how partnership working has been central to the Temperate House Project and other Kew projects from Julia Willison, Head of Learning and Participation, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Meet colleagues in the outdoor education and botanic gardens sector, with chance to share ideas on topical issues in Open Spaces sessions
  • Find out how the Big Picnic have stimulated collaborations and conversations about food security from Liliana Derewnicka, BGCI
  • Be inspired by the My Primary School is at the Museum partnership, who have brought the educators together with the cultural sector and funders to plan innovative educational futures for schools, with Wendy James, Garbers & James architects
  • Explore the Gardens with a Guided Tour from a member of the Kew horticultural team

Here is further info and booking details.

You can also join LEEF for a day at Chelsea Physic Garden to gain practical ideas and activities for linking nature with literacy and numeracy in the National Curriculum. Workshops facilitators include Michael Holland, Head of Education at Chelsea Physic Garden, and Beth Barber, freelance environmental educator and former LEEF Co-ordinator.  Intakes place on Wednesday 8th September 2017 10am-4pm.

Early booking essential.  Contact Julia – leef@leef.london