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***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will discuss proposals for a new qualification in Natural History as well as wider considerations around incorporating the environment and sustainability themes into education provision in England.
This will be a timely opportunity to discuss priorities in the context of relevant developments, such as:
- the proposal for the new Natural History GCSE, put forward by OCR, which is currently being considered by the Department for Education
- campaigning by youth movements, such as Teach the Future and School Strike for Climate, to integrate further discussion on climate change into school curricula and faster action on tackling climate change
- wider discussion around policy priorities for tackling climate change ahead of the COP26 conference being hosted in Glasgow later this year
The conference will also be an opportunity to discuss the role of the education sector in improving understanding of the natural world, the practicalities of incorporating this into education, and fostering an awareness of environmental issues.
Delegates will also look at key priorities for improving carbon literacy amongst young people, particularly in the wake of the publication of the findings of the recent UN IPCC report on climate change, which has sparked considerable calls for faster action to tackle climate change.
We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from:
- Sir Tim Smit, Co-Founder, Eden Project
- Craig Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, The Wildlife Trusts
- Paul Steer, Head of Policy, OCR
- Dr Laura Colucci-Gray, Senior Lecturer in Science and Sustainability Education, University of Edinburgh
- Dr Christina Kwauk, Education Consultant; and Author, Education International Climate Change Education Ambition Report Card
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons and officials from Defra; the Department for Education; the Government Legal Department; the Intellectual Property Office; Ofsted; Ofwat; and the Planning Inspectorate. Also due to attend are representatives from Academies Enterprise Trust; Ackworth Howard CE School; Ascentis; ASE; Autism Community Network; Bamford Academy; BBOWT; British Ecological Society; Cambridge Assessment; Cambridge Partnership for Education; Camden Council; Canterbury Christ Church University; Curious Minds; Durham County Council; Earley Environmental Group; Ellen MacArthur Foundation; Environment Agency; Forestry England; Forest School Association/ Nature Premium; Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme; Girls Day School Trust; Global Action Plan; Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust; Harris Garrard Academy; Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge; King Henry School; Learning Improvement Service, Education and Skills, Cumbria County Council; London Borough of Merton; National Association for Environmental Education UK; National Education Union; Natural History Museum, London; Nature Nurture; NCFE; OCR; Plumcroft Primary School, London; Royal Society of Biology; Royal Society of Chemistry; Selborne Society; Surrey Wildlife Trust; TastEd; The Hill Primary, Reading; The Learning Institute; The Open University; Trees and Design Action Group Trust; UCL Institute of Education; University of Bristol; University of Cambridge; University of East London; We Be Kids; Wellington College, Crowthorne; White Rose Academies Trust; and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
Press passes have been reserved by representatives from Satellite Evolution Group and The Environment Magazine.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials are made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
- networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference