leeflogoHere are a few events being organised by LEEF in the coming weeks


Surrey Docks City Farm Child Protection Training for City Farms

10am-4pm, 23rd January 2017

The seminar is aimed at farmers and outdoor educators who work with children & young people. Safeguarding and child protection should be an important consideration when undertaking any work with young people. This one-day seminar will cover the main points to consider as well as ensuring you protect yourself (and your staff and volunteers) from allegations as well as protecting children.

The day will be facilitated by Jill Morgan. Jill is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Jill has worked for over 15 years supporting vulnerable and hard to reach children and young people in a range of settings including the NSPCC.

The cost is £35 per participant and is bookable via their website via this link: http://www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/child-protection-safeguarding-training/


Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Communities in Nature Webinar #5: Creative Evaluation Made Easy with Nicky Boyd. 

Thursday, 26th January, 2017 4pm – 5:20pm (GMT)

To get better at what we do we need to evaluate our activities and programmes, but often botanic gardens and museums do not have the time, or funds, to implement effective evaluation strategies – or so they think! Join Nicky Boyd who will show you how evaluation can be a much easier than you think.

Learn how to:
  • identify what your organisation needs to find out and why
  • clarify your resources and capacity for evaluation and audience research
  •  identify tools that are suited to the target audience and the project itself
  •  integrate evaluation as seamlessly as possible


BGEN –Interpretation workshop

Bedgebury National Pinetum, 1st February 2017 

Use Bedgebury’s experiences of developing interpretation for the National Pinetum to inspire your own start in interpretation. The day will provide you with the opportunity to learn about how the Forestry Commission has developed its interpretation at Bedgebury (warts and all!), plus first hand advice on working with – and getting the best from – a designer. There will be time to share resources & tips and also support to plan the next steps of your own journey into interpretation. For more information and to book your place visit the bgen website or contact the bgen Coordinator info@bgen.org.uk . 

Cost for bgen members £70, non-members £98. Members of BIAZA, LEEF, THRIVE, BGCI, BEN and PlantNetwork are eligible for bgen member rate. Places for this Training Day are limited to just 15, so book soon to secure your place!


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