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Pond & Woodland Management

Sunday 3rd March
Rea’s Wood Antrim
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UN Sustainable Development Goals roundtable discussion: How can the SDGs support voluntary and community organisations’ work?

Thursday 7th March
NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
Free to NICVA members

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Butterfly Conservation NI winter work party – Lagan Meadows

Saturday 9th March
Lagan Meadows, Lagan Valley Regional Park, Belfast
Free

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Unpacking the Consultations: Extended producer responsibility for packaging, deposit return and plastics non–recycled–content tax

Tuesday 12th March
Belfast Metropolitan College, Titantic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9DT
Free

Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Conference 2019

Tuesday 12th March
The Guildhall, Shipquay Place, Derry~Londonderry
See website for details

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Energy Efficiency in Action – Policy and Practice

Thursday 14th March
The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6DQ
Free

Participatory Budgeting Works – What PB can do for Community Planning

Thursday 14th March
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre Conference Centre, Craigavon BT66 6NJ
Free

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CEDaR Recorders Days – Limavady

Wednesday 20th March
Magilligan Field Centre, Limavady
Free

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Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group (NIRSG) Field Skills Training Workshop

Saturday 23rd March
Tollymore Outdoor Centre, Newcastle, Co. Down
£20

Knockbracken Allotments, South Belfast – Fencing

Sunday 24th March
Knockbracken Alltoments
Free

Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, WWT Castle Espie)

Sunday 24th March
WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Co. Down BT23 6EA
See website for details

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Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, Marble Arch Caves, Enniskillen)

Tuesday 26th March
Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre, 43 Marlbank Road Legnabrocky, Florencecourt, Enniskillen , Co. Fermanagh BT92 1EW
See website for details

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Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, Oxford Island, Lough Neagh)

Saturday 30th March
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island Nature Reserve, Annaloiste Road, Lurgan, Craigavon, Co. Armagh BT66 6NJ
See website for details

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Working together in partnership to develop positive attitudes and change behaviour towards the environment through education, thus contributing to a sustainable future society.

History

The Forum itself was established in 1995 with the aim of enhancing the profile of environmental education in the curriculum and extra–curricular activities. Through providing a forum and network for the exchange of information on environmental education, by encouraging co–operative working amongst those involved in its delivery and by promoting the role of environmental education in delivery of many core and non–core curriculum subjects, the Forum plays an important role in enhancing environmental education provision.

Networking

The ESD Forum is primarily a networking organisation which acts as a conduit to facilitate information exchange to and between its 86 members. It surveys what members want and arranges appropriate activities by holding events, meetings and providing advice and assistance.

Education for Sustainable Development Days (ESD Days)

Every year the Forum runs Education for Sustainable Development Days (ESD Days) at all of Northern Ireland’s University establishments. These are delivered by ESD Forum member groups, and are aimed at trainee teachers and PGCE students. The days consist of a series of workshops in which the leaders’ demonstrate best practice in delivery of environmental education through various aspects of the curriculum.

Conferences

The Forum holds one conference per year to explore topical aspects of environmental education. The Conference is  open to all members and interested parties, groups and individuals. A report is produced and distributed to ESD. Major public conferences are held every two years, which investigate significant aspects in the field and promote the effective delivery of environmental education and education for sustainable development.

Publications

During the year the Forum produces 10 E–Bulletins, these are sent to all 86 members and currently we are working to get them sent into all the schools via the Education and Library Boards, currently three boards have ran with the idea and we are liaising with the other two.

Bookmarks