Learn To Engage

Dear Colleagues,

BGCI is pleased to be able to invite you to apply for this rare professional development opportunity. Applications are now open for the LearnToEngage Multiplier Event to be held at Eurogard VIII. Not only will participants receive a short, hands-on training session, looking at Interpretation and Working with Diverse Audiences at botanic gardens, but successful applicants will also be eligable for a discounted conference attendance rate.
The event is being run as part of the Eurogard VIII programme and will therefore take place between 7th and 11th May, 2018 at Univeristy of Lisbon.

Applications are welcomed from staff and volunteers working at botanic gardens worldwide. To apply, please return your completed application form to Liliana.derewnicka@bgci.org by 12th January, 2018.

What is LearnToEngage?
LearnToEngage is an exciting new suite of professional development modules being developed in partnership between Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Nottingham Trent University, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon and Muse Science Museum, Trento.
The aim of the project is to pilot a blended learning approach to professional development in order to enhance public engagement across Europe and beyond. It will additionally encourage botanic gardens to reach out to new audiences and establish a way of working which caters to the specific needs of their local communities as well as supporting adoption of more rigorous research and evaluation within informal education. The project will result in four modules focussed on different areas of public engagement at botanic gardens.

What is a Multiplier Event?
The Multiplier Event at Eurogard will provide a taster of the Interpretation and Working with Diverse Audiences modules of LearnToEngage. Through a short, hands-on, training session attendees will have the opportunity to learn new skills related to these topics and find out about associated, open access, training resources that can be used to continue this development.

Funding available!
Funding has been made available in order to provide a contribution towards a limited number of participants’ registration fees for Eurogard (100EUR for a participant from Portugal and 200EUR for an international participant). In addition, successful applicants will be eligible for student rates for congress attendance. All individuals receiving this must agree to attend the Multiplier Event.
Apply now!

We look forward to hearing from you.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Best wishes,
Liliana Derewnicka
Education Co-ordinator
BGCI – Plants for the Planet
Descanso House, 199 Kew Road
Richmond, TW9 3BW, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8332 5942