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Annual meeting of the Botanic Gardens Education Network in Cambridge

last modified Aug 13, 2018 08:34 AM
The Botanic Gardens Education Network (bgen) is a specialist support and training network for professionals working in education related to plants and the natural world. They will have their annual meeting at the Botanic Garden and SLCU in November 2018.

The "Talking Plants - How to communicate plant science" workshop will take place on 7-9 November 2018, hosted by the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden and the Sainsbury Laboratory. 

Some researchers from the Department of Plant Sciences and the Sainsbury Laboratory will be speaking at the workshop. Please visit the event page on the bgen website to see full details on the programme and how to register.

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