Day 1 – Engaging Environments: Working With Research

1:30PM – 2:30PM
23rd October
Garden Room | Clifton Pavilion

As practitioners, we rely heavily on the latest research to inform conservation action and underline environmental messages. Whilst some researchers are already actively involved in engaging with the public, many are not. Are there ways that we can work with, learn from, and inspire our research colleagues, building strong programmes to connect people and the environment? This session brought the latest thinking from Engaging Environments, a year-long programme that explored these themes across the UK, and provided delegates with an opportunity to help inform the next phase of public engagement with environmental research.

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Sophie Duncan

Sophie Duncan has worked in public engagement for over 20 years. She is currently the Deputy Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), which supports universities to engage with the public. A physicist, she has worked for a range of organisations committed to engaging the public including: the Science Museum in London; Science Year – a government initiative to inspire teenagers to engage with science; and the BBC – where she led the creation and delivery of national public engagement campaigns.

Sophie’s session – Engaging Environments: Working With Research

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