5pm to 7pm on Wed 11th March at Queenswood Country Park, HR6 0PY

An introduction to the principles of effectively engaging the public with environmental issues. We will cover some of the basics of good communication and public engagement, and look at some specific examples, from written resources to face-to-face encounters. From the traditional to the more innovative and creative, find out how best to capture people’s attention and imagination, and engage them with key issues. 

David Urry is an experienced science communicator who has worked for the Natural History Museum, Kew Gardens, The Royal Society, Wildlife Trusts and many other science and environmental organisations.  He creates bespoke written resources, activities, shows, music and theatre with the purpose of engaging people with the natural world, changing perceptions and inspiring positive action. He has honed and developed his engagement skills over the last decade and has experience of developing content for online, print and broadcast media, as well as live events and performance. He is also a practised facilitator, host and presenter, both in front of a camera and a live audience.  

Participants will be able to email David in advance with any specific questions they would like him to address. We have had lots of interest in this workshop but there are still places available. Please email admin@hgnetwork.org to book your place.