'Wildflowering' for natural and social gain

Summary

'Wildflowering' for natural and social gain - a field based event and indoor discussion led by expert speakers to explore the themes of public health, biodiversity net gain, culture and the role of the Museums sector, and the potential for seed as natural capital.

Description

Event Coordinators: Paul Rooney (Liverpool Hope University and NW Section Convenor) and Richard Scott (National Wildflower Centre)

Partnering with the North West England Section of CIEEM and Liverpool Hope University, the National Wildflower Centre is pleased to bring ecologists, landscape architects, community activists, and a range of people together for an interdisciplinary debate and to experience one of the most stunning urban wildflower meadows in the country.

From 12:30 there will be a community pollinator count on Everton Park (meet at the Shaw Street entrance near the Creative campus of Liverpool Hope University), led by entomologists from Liverpool and Manchester.

The seminar discussion will be held on the Creative campus of Liverpool Hope University (room CAP009) and will start at 14:30 with interventions from Dr Alison Millward (Birmingham University), Richard Scott (National Wildflower Centre), Network Rail, the Mersey Forest, and cultural and environmental leaders from Liverpool and Manchester.

Themes to be explored are public health, biodiversity net gain, culture and the role of the Museums sector, and the potential for seed as natural capital.

From 16:30 there will be a walk / tour of the wildflower meadow in the adjacent Everton Park.

Knowledge Level

Suitable for all

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge required.

Refreshments

Please bring your own packed lunch.

Bookings

This event is open to both CIEEM Member and non members. Tickets cost £4, which will be payable on the door.  However, advance booking is essential as places are limited. Please book your ticket below.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 Pay on Door
Non Member Ticket 1 Pay on Door