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Events (Conferences, fairs etc)

Professional events, conferences, fairs etc held for the countryside, arboriculture, wildlife, ecology and conservation sectors.

There are a lot of Celebration Days in the countryside, conservation and environment sectors throughout the world, for example Tick Prevention Week starting 1 April in the UK is to raise awareness regarding the dangers of tick bites, and how to reduce the chance of infection. A useful thought for all outdoor types. Have a look at the list on Naturenet.


28/06/2017    16th European seminar of the Institute of Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning     5 Days

Plymouth / Dartmoor, EOE Network. Contact:

Seminar Them: Outdoor Atmospheres and Narratives: Connecting people to the world Seminar Them: Outdoor Atmospheres and Narratives: Connecting people to the world

28/06/2017    Into the unknown: Managing our changing appetite for adventure    1 Day

Plas Menai North Wales, Outdoor Recreation Network. Contact: 07474949444

Using North Wales as a case study, this conference will examine changing trends in adventure based recreation and its meaning for wider recreation management. Rates of participation, reductions in funding, changes to visitors consumption of adventure and proliferation of adventure based attractions have all had an influence on the sector.

28/06/2017    Allerton Project 25th Anniversary Open Day    1 Day

Loddington, Leicestershire, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Contact:

30/06/2017    School Farms Network Education Alliance Conference    2 Days

Cirencester, The Royal Agricultural University. Contact:

01/07/2017    Wild Flower & Orchid Count    1 Day

Caeau Tan-y-Bwlch reserve, near Clynnog Fawr, Gwynedd, Plantlife . Contact: 02920 376193

Join Plantlife’s Dr Trevor Dines and the North Wales Wildlife Trust and experience the beautiful Caeau Tan-y-Bwlch reserve this National Meadows Day! Take part in the annual and help us check the health of the meadows. Booking not required. Please see the website for directions and parking details.

01/07/2017    National Meadows Day Celebration at Dinefwr    1 Day

National Trust Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, Plantlife and National Trust. Contact: 02920 376193

Come along and celebrate National Meadows Day at National Trust Dinefwr’s beautiful Castle Field. There will be activities for all the family including guided walks around the meadow, making wild flower bunting and bug hunts. Please visit the website for cost and booking details.

03/07/2017    FACE Farm Education Conference    1 Day

Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, FACE. Contact:

04/07/2017    Integrated Management of the Marine Environment    1 Day

The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Contact:

This one day conference will look to understand the external impacts on the marine environment & how an integrated management approach can deliver multiple benefits. To explore effective approaches to ecological impact assessment in the Marine environments & to discuss the required elements of a post-Brexit integrated marine management policy & legislative landscape.

05/07/2017    Valuing the Environment 2017: EU Exit and the Future of our Environment    1 Day

Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2BJ, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. Contact:

05/07/2017     Public Parks: Funding, management and protection     1 Day

University of Leicester, University of Leicester. Contact: 0116 223 1987

06/07/2017    PCA Structural Waterproofing Conference    1 Day

The Slate Conference Centre, Warwick University, Coventry, Cambridge CV4 7SH, Property Care Association. Contact: 0844 375 4301

07/07/2017    2017 Forest School Association Conference    3 Days

Northrop Campus, G l yndwr University, Mold. CH7 6AA, Forest School Association. Contact:

08/07/2017    Plantlife Members & Friends Day    1 Day

Kenfig Nature Reserve Visitors Centre, Plantlife. Contact: 02920 376193

Discover the exciting projects and activities taking place across our nation including our Lichen Apprenticeship Scheme and new Great Orme sheep! There will also be an afternoon walk to explore Kenfig sand dunes. Non members are very welcome. Visit the website for details of costs and booking.

11/07/2017    The state of the Thames    1 Day

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact: 0207 449 6227

11/07/2017    Inspiring fundraising – Trusts & Foundations    1 Day

Arts & Business Scotland, 1st Floor, Rosebury House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ, Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage. Contact: 0131 556 3353

14/07/2017     The Business Benefits of Pollinators    1 Day

Rural Innovation Centre, Manor Farm, Harnhill, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 5PU, Campaign for the Farmed Environment. Contact: 02476 858 897

24/07/2017    Wild about...Wildlife filmmaking with Simon King    1 Day

Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 07399493120

TV presenter Simon King presents an inspirational talk on his life as a wildlife documentary maker. Part one of The Growing Confidence Project "Wild about" seminars, which aim to inspire the next generation. Event exclusively for 11-30 years. £5 per person.

16/08/2017    Climate Challenge Fund Home Energy & Community Buildings Gathering 2017     1 Day

Burgh Halls, Cross House, Linlithgow, EH49 7AH, Keep Scotland Beautiful. Contact:

18/08/2017    Birdfair 2017    3 Days

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Oakham, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and the RSPB. Contact:

31/08/2017    Cherished Places - making the most of your local landscape designation    1 Day

Battleby Conference Centre, Scottish Natural Heritage. Contact: 01738 458555

07/09/2017    Confor Woodland Show 2017    2 Days

Longleat Estate, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7JS, Confederation of Forest Industries (UK) Ltd (ConFor). Contact:

09/09/2017    Biological Recording CPD Conference    2 Days

The Gateway, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB and Preston Montford Field Centre, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, SY4 1DX, Manchester Metropolitan University. Contact: 01743 355137

10/09/2017    The 51st AA National Amenity Conference 2017    4 Days

Exeter University, Arboricultural Association. Contact:

11/09/2017    5th iLEAP Science Conference: Understanding the impact of land-atmosphere exchanges    4 Days

Said Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact:

14/09/2017    When senses take flight: understanding avian sensory behaviour in a changing world    2 Days

Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact: 0207 449 6227

27/09/2017    13th Annual Conference: ‘Constructed wetlands: natural systems for water management'    2 Days

Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire, Constructed Wetland Association. Contact:

03/10/2017    European Conference on Heritage Interpretation    4 Days

Inverness, Scotland, Association for Heritage Interpretation. Contact:

11/10/2017    Small scale, big impact: retrofitting and enhancing green infrastructure    1 Day

Arup, 13 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BZ , Town and Country Planning Association. Contact:

12/10/2017    Tackling the Decline in Pollinating Insects: Boosting Community Partnerships and Engagement Nationwide    1 Day

London, Public Policy Exchange. Contact:

16/10/2017    IPROW Annual Update 2017    2 Days

Royal Wootton Basset, near Swindon, IPROW. Contact:

18/10/2017    Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2017    2 Days

John McIntyre Centre, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY, Valuing Nature. Contact:

27/10/2017    Second BSA Conference on Society, Environment and Human Health    1 Day

Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT, The British Sociological Association. Contact:

28/10/2017    Unknown Wales Conference 2017    1 Day

National Museum of Wales Cardiff , The Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales / National Museum of Wales. Contact: 01656724100

The 2017 Unknown Wales Conference, run in conjunction with the National Museum of Wales to celebrate the unknown aspects of Welsh wildlife

16/11/2017    CLOtC Conference 2017    1 Day

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre, Ingestre, Staffordshire, ST18 0RF, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact:

23/11/2017    PCA Invasive Weed Conference    1 Day

The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, Property Care Association. Contact: 0844 375 4301

27/11/2017    World Forum on Natural Capital    2 Days

Edinburgh, Natural Capital Scotland Ltd. Contact: 0131 312 4725

29/11/2017    2nd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference    2 Days

Budapest, Hungary, EUGIC 2017 Budapest. Contact:

Details believed correct but given without prejudice. Ends.