CHES Annual conference: The Value of an Environmental Science Education
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CHES Annual conference: The Value of an Environmental Science Education

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10:15 - 16:30
Where: University of the West of England
United Kingdom

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Join the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES) and the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) as they explore the value of an environmental science education. 

What experience do students have of environmental science at each stage of their education, and how can we motivate the next generation to aspire to a career in the environment?

The range of speakers will discuss students' journeys from primary education all the way through to their professions, analysing possible opportunities to increase engagement with this sector, and exploring how to increase diversity and inclusion within the sector.

As part of the day, alongside the speakers' presentations, there will be a workshop dedicated to exploring employability issues within the sector. This will be held in order to identify and dissect the problems recent graduates and young professionals are facing, with the hope of improving employability prospects.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Richard Genn, Teacher at Peter Symonds College - The value of the Environmental Science A-Level
  • Piers Wilkinson, CEO at Ramping Up Ltd - The importance of inclusion in environmental education
  • Dr Georgina Gough, UWE - Embedding the SDGs into Higher Education
  • Tim Burt - President, Field Studies Council - The value of field studies in enriching environmental education
  • Dr Pete Shaw - CHES executive committee member and Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton - Workshop on employability
  • Adrian Watson - Head of Graduate School, Centre for Alternative Technology 
  • Helena Craig - Chair, Black2Nature
  • Mya-Rose Craig - Birdgirl

 View the draft programme here


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The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) are a professional body licensed by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status 


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