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Schools across the North East recognised for their commitment to welcoming nature into school grounds

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Schools across the North East recognised for their commitment to welcoming nature into school grounds

Celebrating the teachers, volunteers, children, schools, and staff connecting over 5,000 children to nature in North-East England.

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Green transformation day held at Durham primary school

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Green transformation day held at Durham primary school

The British Ecological Society (BES) held a ‘green transformation’ day at Laurel Avenue Primary School in Durham.

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Opening school doors to nature in North East England

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Opening school doors to nature in North East England

The British Ecological Society has been delivering a green transformation to primary schools in North East England, improving over 10,000 school children's connection to nature.

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Virtual galleries and digital debates - exploring online engagement for Edinburgh Science Festival

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Virtual galleries and digital debates - exploring online engagement for Edinburgh Science Festival

Here is what we learnt about digital engagement and its place in a post-lockdown world.

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British Ecological Society awarded Green Recovery grant to connect school children with nature

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British Ecological Society awarded Green Recovery grant to connect school children with nature

BES project awarded £248,700 from the UK Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

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10 Practical tips for recording wildlife at home

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10 Practical tips for recording wildlife at home

Explore how to safely enjoy nature and contribute to scientific research during lockdown.

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“We need more conservationists!" How a field course run by the Tropical Biology Association empowers the ecological community

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“We need more conservationists!" How a field course run by the Tropical Biology Association empowers the ecological community

Past students and course leaders talk about their "life-changing" field course with the TBA.

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Capturing Ecology: Hidden Worlds Exhibition - Ulster Museum

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Capturing Ecology: Hidden Worlds Exhibition - Ulster Museum

Our ‘Capturing Ecology: Hidden Worlds’ exhibition revealed the astounding complexity of the natural world.

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Nominate an Incredible Ecologist for the 2020 BES Awards

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Nominate an Incredible Ecologist for the 2020 BES Awards

You have until 20 April to nominate an incredible ecologist for the 2020 BES Awards.

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Wildlife 'porn' or a conservation tool? A summary of our debate on nature documentaries

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Wildlife 'porn' or a conservation tool? A summary of our debate on nature documentaries

A panel of producers, presenters and researchers debated the purpose of nature documentaries.

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From scientist to storyteller: my PhD placement with the BES

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From scientist to storyteller: my PhD placement with the BES

Amy Newman talks about her experience working at New Scientist Live as BES Public Engagement intern.

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Incredible Creatures at New Scientist Live 2019

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Incredible Creatures at New Scientist Live 2019

Four action packed days, thousands of enthused visitors, and countless ecological insights. Headlining the Earth Zone at New Scientist Live 2019, the society’s 'Incredible Creatures' multisensory photography exhibition was a roaring success.

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Ecologists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

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Ecologists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

Former president of the British Ecological Society, Professor Sue Hartley, has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Field to Fork Festival: insects and the future of food

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Field to Fork Festival: insects and the future of food

The BES explored the importance of insects for our food at Field to Fork Festival

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BES response to the IPBES biodiversity report: This matters

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BES response to the IPBES biodiversity report: This matters

The IPBES report lays out the scale and magnitude of the crisis we are facing in the natural world. The BES response explains why this matters.

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