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08 Oct 2020

Telling your Conservation Stories: BGEN networking forum Friday 6 November

Come along to the Botanic Gardens Engagement Network (BGEN) online forum on Friday 6 November and discover how others are telling their botanical conservation stories!

Plant conservation is a key role of botanic gardens, and engaging our visitors with our conservation stories is a vital piece of this work.

From interpretation and school education programmes to art, workshops, displays and social media there are a myriad of ways to engage our visitors with our conservation work.

At our November meeting hear from Helen McHugh (Education and Learning Coordinator at the Australian National Botanic Gardens) about how they tell their conservation stories through art competitions and exhibitions, in-garden conservation collections that the public can visit, and events such as botanic garden open days.

Following the presentation there will be time for you to share how you tell your conservation stories – the more we share the stronger we are, and the more inspiration we can get from each other.

Bring along your conservation engagement ideas and examples to share – we would all love to hear them! All BGANZ members are welcome.

This is our final BGEN networking forum of the year, so don’t miss it! The next one will be in February 2021.

Looking forward to seeing you there and to hearing how you tell your conservation stories!

Details on how to join:

  • Email Julia Watson (BGEN Convenor) for the Zoom link to join this online forum: (If you are already on the BGEN email list you will be sent a link automatically).
  • Date: Friday 6 November 2020
  • Times:
    • Western Australia 10am (AWST)
    • Brisbane/Queensland 12 noon (AEST)
    • Adelaide 12.30pm (ACDT)
    • Sydney 1pm (AEDT)
    • Aotearoa New Zealand 3pm
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