The Nottingham Environment Conference 2022


June 16th, 2022

This year’s Nottingham Environment Conference will be taking place from Monday 20 – Tuesday 21 June 2022: with a number of events going on across the two days.

Have a look at what’s on offer to see how you can get involved:

Post-pandemic natures: 12 noon – 1pm, Monday 20 June

Speakers include:

Michael Walker, Nature Recovery Manager, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Monitoring projects, management plans, countryside stewardship grants and conservation grazing. Michael is the former chairman of Nottinghamshire Bat Group, County Mammal Recorder and member of the Nottinghamshire Dormouse Group.

Dr Paul Jepson, Head of Innovation, Ecosulis
Paul is Head of Innovation at Ecosulis, a company who specialises in nature recovery and rewilding and is driven by a clear purpose – to accelerate rewilding globally.

Lizzie Bruce, NW Norfolk Reserves Warden, RSPB
Lizzie is an experienced nature reserve warden for the RSPB and can currently be found on the Norfolk managing Titchwell Marsh and Snettisham Nature Reserves.

Sophie Pavelle, Author, Campaigns and Comms Co-ordinator at the Beaver Trust
Sophie is an author and science communicator. She is a communications co-ordinator for the Beavers Trust and presenter of Beavers Without Boarders. She is also the Ambassador for the Wildlife Trust and RSPB England Advisory Committee member. Her debut book is called Forget Me Not: finding the forgotten species of climate-change Britain.

Children in Nature: 10am – 11am, Tuesday 21 June

Speakers include:

Weronika ‘Ronni’ Ozpolat, Multicultural Motherhood
Weronika is a Speech and Language Therapist working both privately and within the NHS. She specialises in bilinguaism and runs the Multicultural Motherhood blog, writing about parenting, education, speech, language and bilingualism issues. She is a champion of raising children in natural environments and home schools her children.

Hannah Keys, Green Mentor, Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Green Mentors across England will support groups of young people (Green influencers) in creating youth-led environmental projects within schools, youth groups and local communities. LRWT is one of 37 organisations delivering this project.

Lisa Small, Director, Small People Nursery
Lisa founded Small People, an outdoor nursery based on a Forest School approach set within an acre of grounds. This magical place is nestled amongst the natural beauty of the Nottinghamshire countryside and children spend up to 80% of the day outside enjoying a unique experience and education.

Hamza Yassin, TV Presenter and Cameraman
Hamza is a passionate, exciting and highly knowledgeable on-screen wildlife cameraman and photographer. He is the presenter (under the guise of Ranger Hamza) of the hugely popular CBeebies’s live action show, Let’s go for a walk. Most recently Hamza presented and was the cameraman for Channel 4’s documentary, Scotland: my life in the wild.

Eating for the planet, 12 noon – 1pm, Tuesday 21 June

Speakers include:

Andy Swinscoe, Court Yard Dairy 
Andy is part of Court Yard Dairy, cheesemakers committed to producing award winning produce and supporting the local community and businesses with 40p in every £1 staying within 40 miles of the farm.

Lucy Buckle, The Nottingham Forager
Passionate about wild, local and sustainable produce. Supporting local businesses and food networks within Nottingham and sharing experiences with Nottingham people.

Team member from UoN student magazine, Impact
The university’s multi-award winning student magazine.

Please email br-lce-rpa@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk to indicate which event you would like to attend and to get the link.

Follow the Life in Changing Environments Twitter feed: @LCE_RPA for more.

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