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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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Wellbeing – Conservation 20 December 2012

Human wellbeing can strengthen case for conservation

The growing evidence linking green spaces to human wellbeing could help strengthen the case for conservation, a conference has been told.

Professor Ken Norris from Reading University said green spaces improved wellbeing, so that meant “they can also be linked to our health”.

Ecologists need to do better when it comes to convincing people about the importance of conservation, he added.

He made his comments at the British Ecological Society’s annual meeting.

Prof Norris, a co–author of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, said it was sometimes necessary for scientists to closely scrutinise their own work.

“It is very rare that we ask ourselves some very hard questions in the first place, such as ‘why the hell are we doing this in the first place?’,” he told the audience.

For more information go to www.bbc.co.uk/news/science–environment–20713185