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    Pond & Woodland Management

    Sunday 3rd March
    Rea’s Wood Antrim
    N/A

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    UN Sustainable Development Goals roundtable discussion: How can the SDGs support voluntary and community organisations’ work?

    Thursday 7th March
    NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
    Free to NICVA members

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    Butterfly Conservation NI winter work party – Lagan Meadows

    Saturday 9th March
    Lagan Meadows, Lagan Valley Regional Park, Belfast
    Free

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    Unpacking the Consultations: Extended producer responsibility for packaging, deposit return and plastics non–recycled–content tax

    Tuesday 12th March
    Belfast Metropolitan College, Titantic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9DT
    Free

    Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Conference 2019

    Tuesday 12th March
    The Guildhall, Shipquay Place, Derry~Londonderry
    See website for details

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    Energy Efficiency in Action – Policy and Practice

    Thursday 14th March
    The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6DQ
    Free

    Participatory Budgeting Works – What PB can do for Community Planning

    Thursday 14th March
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre Conference Centre, Craigavon BT66 6NJ
    Free

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    Climate Change and the Historic Environment: A view from Scotland

    Wednesday 20th March
    Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast BT1 6AR
    £10.00 – £15.00

    CEDaR Recorders Days – Limavady

    Wednesday 20th March
    Magilligan Field Centre, Limavady
    Free

    Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, RSPB Portmore Lough)

    Thursday 21st March
    RSPB Portmore Lough Nature Reserve, George’s Island Rd, Gawley’s Gate, Aghalee, Co. Antrim BT67 0DW
    See website for details

    BITC Charity Learning Network

    Thursday 21st March
    Arthur Cox, Victoria House, 15–17 Gloucester St, Belfast
    £295 + VAT

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    Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group (NIRSG) Field Skills Training Workshop

    Saturday 23rd March
    Tollymore Outdoor Centre, Newcastle, Co. Down
    £20

    Knockbracken Allotments, South Belfast – Fencing

    Sunday 24th March
    Knockbracken Alltoments
    Free

    Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, WWT Castle Espie)

    Sunday 24th March
    WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Co. Down BT23 6EA
    See website for details

    Nature Friendly Farmers’ Market

    Monday 25th March
    The Long Gallery, Stormont
    Free

    Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, Marble Arch Caves, Enniskillen)

    Tuesday 26th March
    Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre, 43 Marlbank Road Legnabrocky, Florencecourt, Enniskillen , Co. Fermanagh BT92 1EW
    See website for details

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    Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, Oxford Island, Lough Neagh)

    Saturday 30th March
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island Nature Reserve, Annaloiste Road, Lurgan, Craigavon, Co. Armagh BT66 6NJ
    See website for details

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    Environmental education

    Changing the attitude of society to the environment is crucial to the long term prosperity of Northern Ireland – the environment is the valuable resource on which our economy is based. Sustained environmental education at various levels (from school to general public) is needed.

    Environmental education

    Research has shown that outdoor and environmental education has multiple benefits for children. Schools can be seen as drivers of sustainability at the heart of their communities, promoting a culture of ‘learning together’. Engaging adults in informal lifelong learning using the outdoors also brings a range of benefits. Environmental education has been shown to:

    • Improve academic performance across the curriculum including numeracy, literacy and STEM activities
    • Encourage children to transfer and apply skills learned in the classroom, and lets them gain skills to tackle future environmental issues facing Northern Ireland
    • Increase equality of opportunity for children from all backgrounds
    • Improve discipline in the classroom
    • Bring inherent health and wellbeing benefits to children and adults
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