The BES Education, Training and Careers Committee promotes ecology through a range of activities which members can engage with.
We regularly fund, support or host events of an educational nature. Many of these events are developed in collaboration with others and seek to bring ecological researchers together with educators of students at all levels.
The Education Manager works with the External Affairs Team to respond to any consultations relating to education including schools including curriculum development, practical science, and fieldwork in science education. We also contribute to consultations relating to Higher Education.
In collaboration with the Science Learning Centres, the BES enables teachers to develop their understanding of ecology and fieldwork through courses and training. We support the use of school grounds for the teaching of science and ecology outside the classroom, promoting this through our educational resources.
In collaboration with other Learned Societies and similar organisations, the BES promotes the advantages of further study of the sciences for post-16 students, promoting the career paths available through studying the biosciences at undergraduate level and publishing a comprehensive guide to Careers in Ecology and Environmental Management. We operate an increasingly popular Undergraduate Fellowship Programme.