On Friday 21st August 2015, there will be a networking day at the Chelsea Physic Garden: Engaging science – creating links between science and environmental education.

The day will explore how science can be linked to  work in informal education such as botanic gardens, sustainability, museums and outdoor education settings.  There will be opportunities to network, discuss,  debate and share best practice.

This event is jointly organised by BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International), BGEN (Botanic Gardens Education Network), LEEF (London Environmental Educators Forum), and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) to provide plenty of opportunity for you to meet a wide spectrum of people from across the sector.

The day sets out to showcase examples of how science can successfully be linked to our work to inspire and spark new ideas and collaborations.  Here’s the programme:

9.30-10.00am Coffee and registration
10.00am Welcome from Michael Holland, Chelsea Physic Garden
10.05-10.35am Talk from Wellcome Trust programme manager on People and Society Awards
10.35-11.15am Share your best practice in public engagement with science through speed networking
11.15am Morning coffee
11.45am Presentation from the citizen science team of the NHM, London on how to run a citizen science project
12.45-1.45pm Lunch – provided by Tangerine Dream
1.45-3.45pm CSI Chelsea: Hands – on workshop on forensic science lead by Michael Holland, Head of Education at Chelsea Physic GardenPresentation from NHM forensic entomologist Dr Amoret Whitaker on her work and career in forensic science.
3.45-4.15pm Plenary session: creating links between science and environmental education
4.15pm Evaluation and closeOptional: Afternoon tea and cake and further networking opportunity

For further information, please contact Suzanne Dampney, BGEN Coordinator: info@bgen.org.uk

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