Understanding & Communicating Climate Science


Thursday 03 March 2022, 10am-1pm, online

Bgen and PlantNetwork would like to invite you to participate in an online training course delivered by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS). They will explain the science and policy of climate science and provide you with the tools and techniques needed to communicate climate change and climate science within your gardens. This half-day online information event is aimed at anyone working with schools or responsible for community outreach, adult education and visitor engagement which involves climate change discussion.

A key challenge for all gardens is the effects of climate change. Knowing what it is, how it might impact us and how we can tell our garden visitors more about it will only become more critical in the next few years. This course will cover:

  • The science behind climate change  
  • How our climate has changed so far 
  • The connection between climate and weather 
  • Impacts of climate change now and in the future 
  • Current climate policy and outcomes of COP26 
  • The pitfalls of climate change communication 
  • Trusted resources and access to experts 
  • Jargon associated with climate change 

The aim is to make those working in gardens, particularly those involved in education and engagement, more confident when talking about climate change.

Join us in March for this insightful event!

To book your place, please click here. Tickets are £30 for PlantNetwork and Bgen members, £70 for non-members.

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About RMetS

The Royal Meteorological Society is the UK’s Professional and Learned Society for weather and climate. Working to strengthen the science and raise awareness of the importance of weather and climate, support meteorological professionals and inspire enthusiasts.

It plays a key role as the custodian of both the science and the profession of meteorology in the UK and has an important role to play internationally as one of the world’s largest meteorological societies. The Society is owned by its membership but exists for the benefit of all. Programmes of work are broad and diverse, with activities and events held for members, the general public, educators, policy and decision makers and the wider meteorological and climate community.

To find out more about the Royal Meteorological Society, discover a wealth of weather and climate resources and to become a member, please visit rmets.org


About Bgen

Botanic Gardens Education Network has over 300 members from more than 40 botanic gardens, zoos, arboreta and outdoor spaces throughout the UK, Ireland and beyond – a wealth of knowledge to inspire and share. Find out more at bgen.org.uk