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Events (Conferences, fairs etc)
Professional events, conferences, fairs etc held for the countryside, arboriculture, wildlife, ecology and conservation sectors.
There are a lot of Celebration Days in the countryside, conservation and environment sectors throughout the world, for example Tick Prevention Week starting 1 April in the UK is to raise awareness regarding the dangers of tick bites, and how to reduce the chance of infection. A useful thought for all outdoor types. Have a look at the list on Naturenet.
28/05/2017 International Peatland Society Annual Convention 2017 4 Days
Aberdeen Marriott Hotel, Overton Circle, Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB21 7AZ, UK Peat Society. Contact: https://peatlands2017.net/
02/06/2017 North of England Curlew Festival 3 Days
03/06/2017 Wales Bat Conference 3 Days
An exciting weekend event for bat workers and anyone interested in bats who lives in or near Wales with diverse talks and optional evening fieldwork. £75 for BCT members/£80 for non-members, includes food and refreshments but not accommodation. Bat Worker’s Forum also taking place on Friday evening.
05/06/2017 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 4 Days
07/06/2017 Challenge and Opportunity – the use of technology to gather data about the natural environment 1 Day
12/06/2017 The Contribution of Green Spaces to Health and Wellbeing in Yorkshire 2017 1 Day
James Graham Theatre A, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University . Contact: HSSResearchOffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-contribution-of-green-spaces-to-health-and-wellbeing-in-yorkshire-2017-tickets-33491277312
15/06/2017 Next Steps for a National Air Quality Plan 1 Day
It comes in the context of Defra expected to publish an updated air quality plan following the High Court ruling that plans were not sufficient, as well as the upcoming guidance due to be issued by NICE around the time of this conference.
15/06/2017 The 15th annual Rural Entrepreneurship Conference 2 Days
The conference is a forum for academics, practitioners & policy-makers that are involved in rural entrepreneurship – whether it be entrepreneurial farmers, social enterprise, new business models or international development. The programme will commence with a welcome reception at the Newcastle University Business School on the evening of the 14th June. The main programme starts on main campus on the 15th June with a 9:00 registration and finishes on the 16th June at 15:00. For the conference, early bird rates are £185 before 29th April 2017 (After this, the fee will be £220). Please go to the website to find out more and to book your place.
15/06/2017 Sounding The Sea: a two day symposium about our oceans 2 Days
15/06/2017 CSGN Forum 2017: How green infrastructure is transforming the way we live 1 Day
16/06/2017 The Mammal Society 6th Student Conference 2 Days
There will be an exciting range of talks and posters and the opportunity to opportunity to gain new knowledge and experiences. On Saturday, join Northumbria Mammal Group for a day of mammal surveying. Tickets are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.
16/06/2017 Conference: Connecting with the Crowd 1 Day
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, Natural History Museum. Contact: http://c-js.info/2qw9jL9
A one day cross-disciplinary conference exploring best practices and new perspectives on crowdsourcing citizen science. Keynote presentations from Prof. Chris Lintott, leader of the Zooniverse platform, and Prof. Dan Rubenstein, Professor of Ecology at Princeton University. 16th June 2017. All welcome – register now!
17/06/2017 Wildflower Walk & Orchid Count 1 Day
Join us at beautiful Cae Blaen Dyffryn for the annual survey of the wild flowers and orchids at the reserve. The morning will include a guided walk and the afternoon will focus on counting the beautiful greater butterfly orchids. Booking is essential – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02920 376193
22/06/2017 Wildlife Gardening Forum Conference - Meadows Special 1 Day
Magdalen College, Oxford, Wildlife Gardening Forum. Contact: www.wlgf.org/next_conference.html
22/06/2017 Landscape as Infrastructure - LI Annual Conference 2017 2 Days
22/06/2017 Agroforestry 2017 1 Day
22/06/2017 WENP Annual Conference 2017 1 Day
23/06/2017 Practical agroforestry in the British Isles 1 Day
Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Farm Woodland Forum. Contact: http://c-js.info/2qvJPNZ
Presentations on practical aspects of agroforestry followed by a visit to the apple and arable agroforestry system of Stephen Briggs near Peterborough.
28/06/2017 16th European seminar of the Institute of Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning 5 Days
Plymouth / Dartmoor, EOE Network. Contact: http://c-js.info/2ghnizj
Seminar Them: Outdoor Atmospheres and Narratives: Connecting people to the world Seminar Them: Outdoor Atmospheres and Narratives: Connecting people to the world
28/06/2017 Into the unknown: Managing our changing appetite for adventure 1 Day
Using North Wales as a case study, this conference will examine changing trends in adventure based recreation and its meaning for wider recreation management. Rates of participation, reductions in funding, changes to visitors consumption of adventure and proliferation of adventure based attractions have all had an influence on the sector.
28/06/2017 Allerton Project 25th Anniversary Open Day 1 Day
Loddington, Leicestershire, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Contact: http://c-js.info/2r4b0zq
30/06/2017 School Farms Network Education Alliance Conference 2 Days
Cirencester, The Royal Agricultural University. Contact: http://c-js.info/2nsoXag
01/07/2017 Wild Flower & Orchid Count 1 Day
Join Plantlife’s Dr Trevor Dines and the North Wales Wildlife Trust and experience the beautiful Caeau Tan-y-Bwlch reserve this National Meadows Day! Take part in the annual and help us check the health of the meadows. Booking not required. Please see the website for directions and parking details.
01/07/2017 National Meadows Day Celebration at Dinefwr 1 Day
Come along and celebrate National Meadows Day at National Trust Dinefwr’s beautiful Castle Field. There will be activities for all the family including guided walks around the meadow, making wild flower bunting and bug hunts. Please visit the website for cost and booking details.
03/07/2017 FACE Farm Education Conference 1 Day
Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, FACE. Contact: http://c-js.info/2qrZ3pA
06/07/2017 PCA Structural Waterproofing Conference 1 Day
07/07/2017 2017 Forest School Association Conference 3 Days
08/07/2017 Plantlife Members & Friends Day 1 Day
Discover the exciting projects and activities taking place across our nation including our Lichen Apprenticeship Scheme and new Great Orme sheep! There will also be an afternoon walk to explore Kenfig sand dunes. Non members are very welcome. Visit the website for details of costs and booking.
11/07/2017 The state of the Thames 1 Day
24/07/2017 Wild about...Wildlife filmmaking with Simon King 1 Day
TV presenter Simon King presents an inspirational talk on his life as a wildlife documentary maker. Part one of The Growing Confidence Project "Wild about" seminars, which aim to inspire the next generation. Event exclusively for 11-30 years. £5 per person.
18/08/2017 Birdfair 2017 3 Days
31/08/2017 Cherished Places - making the most of your local landscape designation 1 Day
10/09/2017 The 51st AA National Amenity Conference 2017 4 Days
11/09/2017 5th iLEAP Science Conference: Understanding the impact of land-atmosphere exchanges 4 Days
14/09/2017 When senses take flight: understanding avian sensory behaviour in a changing world 2 Days
03/10/2017 European Conference on Heritage Interpretation 4 Days
Inverness, Scotland, Association for Heritage Interpretation. Contact: http://c-js.info/2qbG2Zj
16/10/2017 IPROW Annual Update 2017 2 Days
28/10/2017 Unknown Wales Conference 2017 1 Day
The 2017 Unknown Wales Conference, run in conjunction with the National Museum of Wales to celebrate the unknown aspects of Welsh wildlife
23/11/2017 PCA Invasive Weed Conference 1 Day
27/11/2017 World Forum on Natural Capital 2 Days
29/11/2017 2nd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference 2 Days
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