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Monday, 20 March 2017
Putting the forestry into forest education: FEN conference 23 March 2017

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The Forest Education Network (FEN) invites everyone with an interest in forest education to this special CPD event at Field Studies Council Bishops Wood Centre on Thursday 23rd March 2017.


Forestry is the growing and management of trees for wildlife, people and the economy; and can be applied to woodland spaces large and small.

Whatever your interest – a forest school practitioner, outdoor learning provider, woodland owner or a teacher – if you are using a woodland area to support teaching and learning this event will build your knowledge of trees, woods, forests, their ecology and management.

The day will feature workshop sessions led by national forestry experts to help you manage and utilise the woodland spaces you use for teaching and learning more effectively. Whatever your level of knowledge, the practical sessions will develop your skills and understanding and signpost the best places to go for further information.

The workshops will include: Tree health led by the Forestry Commission; Woodland management introduction led by the Sylva Foundation, the Royal Forestry Society and Bishops Wood; Woodland species identification and understanding the Eco system led by the Field Studies Council; Tree planting and woodland creation led by the Woodland Trust and the Forestry Commission.

The event, which takes place the same week as the International Day of Forests, will also provide lots of opportunities to get outside and explore the inspiring spaces at Bishops Wood Centre, for networking with other forest educators and browsing the forest education resources on display.

Book your place today.

The cost is only £50 per delegate – supporters have contributed to the costs of this event, helping to keep costs low. All income raised through this event will enable the Forest Education Network to continue its work promoting forest education and supporting forest educators.


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