Burrenbeo Trust and the Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers are delighted to be hosting a wonderful event celebrating active conservation volunteering entitled: Working for Wellbeing of People and Place on the 12th-13th August 2016 in Corofin, Co. Clare and out in the ultimate learning landscape, the Burren.
There is a really exciting programme planned, jam-packed with inspiring talks, workshops, fieldtrips and much more. This event will bring together leading specialists in the field of conservation volunteering, green health and community stewardship – demonstrating the benefits of volunteering practices for our environments, but also for our community’s wellbeing – building strong, resilient and sustainable practices for the future.
The event will be launched with spectacular keynote addresses from:
- Stuart Brooks, (CEO of the John Muir Trust and Chairman of IUCN UK) and
- Duncan Stewart (Presenter of Eco Eye and Chairman of Green Foundation Ireland)
So, what does this event hope to achieve?
- To explore and highlight the benefits of conservation volunteering for people, individually and collectively, and for the environment;
- To create a fun, inclusive active conservation event in the Burren focused around both learning and sharing knowledge;
- Identify conservation volunteering groups in Ireland and the UK and create a platform to learning from one another; and
- To identify new and progressive ideas around active conservation.
This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the skills, trends and developments in active conservation volunteering but most of all to network with like-minded individuals.
Thanks to Burren National Park, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government for access to some lands.