Below is the graphic representation of they day, by graphic facilitator Raquel Duran, and below that is a slideshow of images of the day, by John Frye
Thanks to our army of volunteers. You all made the day go smoothly. Thank you to Emily Hirst, who was Conference Coordinator and managed the behind-the-scenes running of the Conference magnificently. Thank you to Esmee Fairbairn and Natural England, who funded the conference.
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Keynotes were: Justin Dillon of Exeter University, Raichael Lock of Manchester Environmental Education Network, and Anjali Ramen-Middleton of UK Student Climate Network.
We begin the morning panel session by considering the history of successful Urban Environmental Education and what has worked to date:
The 'Standing on the Shoulders of...' Chaired by Dr Melissa Glackin
- Emeritus Professor Bill Scott, of Bath University, a long-term thinker, researcher and academic in Education for Sustainability. Read his prolific blog on an overview of related issues to Education for Sustainability.
- Dr David Dixon, former primary head of two diverse sustainable schools in Nottinghamshire and Woolwich. Now writer and consultant on Sustainability in education, LEEF member, and London resident.
- Dr Melissa Glackin, senior lecturer in science education at King's College London, LEEF fellow and experienced researcher.
- Justin Dillon, Professor of science and environmental education at the University of Exeter, and president of the National Association for Environmental Education, and former LEEF chair of trustees.
- Anna Portch, former LEEF Coordinator, LEEF Trustee, and now director of Hornsey's Sunnyside Gardens, living and breathing Urban Environmental Education.
- The Green Schools Project, on Climate Change, Game theory and Systems thinking
- Kew Gardens Education: Olivia Porritt, Youth Programme Coordinator, the magic of youth engagement
- nhm's own Sasha Pratt-Taweh takes us on a tour of the museum's collections linked to their urban context
- nhm's Sylvia Myers will lead a workshop in the museum's own wildlife garden on working scientifically in an urban wildlife garden
- Maria Sprostranova of Greenwise will lead a Forest School skills session in the Darwin courtyard (outdoors)
- Dusty Gedge, Urban Ecologist, Performer, Public speaker, specialist in green roofing
- Camilla Goddard of Capital Bee, an ethical company that deals with all things bee-related
- Alex Collings of Stepney City farm
- Louise Purnell from Trees for Cities
- David Dixon on developing urban trails for better understanding of the local area
- Richard Sylvester, LEEF Fellow, on urban storytelling
- As in the morning, Sasha Pratt-Taweh will lead an nhm-based tour of the collections
- Urbanwise on climate crisis activism
- Ecoactive: improving Sustainability in Schools