Sponsored by Leica

Young Conservationists Hub at Global Birdfair

Supported by
Global Birdfair 

Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2024, 9am – 5:30pm daily
Events, catering and bar open until 9pm for valid ticket holders. 

Join the OLF Team and our friends from within the nature conservation community at our young conservationists hub at this year’s Global Birdfair, a vibrant space for young conservationists to connect with like minded peers, take part in discussions and get a taster of the leadership training OLF is known best for.  
To find out more about Global Birdfair and to book tickets CLICK HERE. 

Friday

YOU can change the world!

FRIDAY 10:00 – 10:45

The Osprey Leadership Foundation believes everyone has the potential to change the world through authentic, effective and brave leadership! Join the Osprey Leadership Foundation team for a workshop designed to give you an insight into how to stand out as a conservationist and feel empowered to become a changemaker for nature. Faciliated by Becky Park – Programme Manager, OLF

Conservation & Media

FRIDAY 11:00 – 11:45

A panel discussion about the role of media and social media to spread and promote conservation messages, raise awareness and gently campaign for positive action – exploring personal stories and the importance of sharing experiences, knowledge, positivity and enthusiasm in authentic and creative ways.
Chaired by Ajay Tegala with panelists: Jack BaddamsGeorge Hassall AKA “Green Fingered George”Mya Bambrick & Henry Day

What can education settings and communities do to take action on climate change? 

FRIDAY 12:00 – 12:45

A panel discussion that shares inspiring ways in which education settings (nurseries, schools and colleges), along with local communities, can motivate young people and get involved in impactful climate action. The session will introduce the Climate Ambassadors Scheme as a call to action and opportunity for passionate individuals to become Climate Ambassadors and put their skills and experience in to practice. Chaired by Matilda Crane (Regional Hub Manager, East Midlands – Climate Ambassador Scheme) with Emma Baines

Getting the most out of your binoculars

FRIDAY 13:00 – 13:45

Join Leica experts Mark Karn and Mark Symes and learn how to get the most out of your binoculars. From idetifying the best binocular specification for your chosen activity (what others may be using may not be suitable for your requirements), to setting up your binoculars to suit your individual needs, this session is about making sure you know how to optimise the binoculars you have. Please note you do not require Leica binoculars for this session. There will be a selection of Leica Sport Optics for you to test out, and the Mark’s will be happy to advise you on the pair you currently have. Facilitated by Leica

Creative Campaigning Workshop

FRIDAY 14:00 – 14:45

Campaigning comes in many shapes and sizes, cutting through the media to reach your target audience can be
tricky. UK Youth for Nature specialises in highly creative campaigns that celebrate nature and push for positive change. In this workshop we will discuss the steps of
putting together a campaign and how to grab the attention of your target audience.
Facilitated by Ellen Bradley & Roisin Taylor from UK Youth For Nature

https://uky4n.org/about-uk-youth-for-nature/

Working in conservation: using your career to save the planet

FRIDAY 15:00 – 15:45

Lucy McRobert has worked for several organisations within the nature conservation sector over the last thirteen years, in a variety of positions. She has been both a slightly desperate applicant and the one doing the hiring, as well as working both PAYE and freelance. This interactive talk will cover top tips for breaking into the sector, application and interview tips, and how to make yourself stand out.

Young Conservationists Careers Networking Session

FRIDAY 16:00 – 17:00

Make connections with other young and aspiring conservationists and seek advice and inspiraton from experienced professionals at this relaxed networking session  facilitated by The Osprey Leadership Foundation.
 
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHO WILL BE THERE.

Saturday

How to save a tree

SATURDAY 10:00 – 10:45

Adele Benson, Campaigns Manager at the Woodland Trust, will lead an interactive workshop aimed at empowering young people to make a positive impact on nature through campaigning. Participants will learn techniques to demonstrate the support of the masses to influence those with the power to make change.

Rewilding – hope for the future or current craze?

SATURDAY 11:00 – 11:45

Through a panel discussion and questions from the audience, these young rewilding professionals will delve into the benefits and drawbacks to rewilding, to see if rewilding can work in conjunction with agriculture and other land uses, and whether it can be the answer in restoring our degraded and severely nature depleted country.
Chaired by Seb Elwood with panelists Daisy Meadowcroft , Hannah Needham, Fleur Dobner & Luke Massey

Restoring our lost species: young conservationist’s panel

SATURDAY 12:00 – 12:45

This panel, chaired by Restore ecologist and Glow-worm rewilder Pete Cooper, will be a conversation with young adults working on species reintroductions; covering the highs, lows, big questions and great opportunities. Featuring Brittany Maxted (Osprey Project Manager, Birds of Poole Harbour), Charly Mead (Education & Conservation Manager, Wildwood Devon), Kat Saleiko (Species Reintroduction Project Officer, Forestry England), and Harvey Tweats (Director of Celtic Rewilding and Beaver & Wildlife Officer, Trentham Gardens).

Young Conservationists Careers Networking Session

SATURDAY 13:00 -13:45

Make connections with other young and aspiring conservationists and seek advice and inspiraton from experienced professionals at this relaxed networking session  facilitated by The Osprey Leadership Foundation. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHO WILL BE THERE.

The Gaia Girls: women working in conservation

SATURDAY 14:00 – 14:45

Join a panel of young women working in different areas of conservation in the UK, including communications, art, taxidermy, practical conservation, events and education. Hear their personal experiences for breaking into the sector, the different worlds of employment and self-employment and some of the barriers they have faced.
Chaired by Lucy McRobert, with panelists: Elle KayeDaisy Meadowcroft & Jamey Douglas.

YOU can change the world!

SATURDAY 15:00 – 15:45

The Osprey Leadership Foundation believes everyone has the potential to change the world through authentic, effective and brave leadership! Join the Osprey Leadership Foundation team for a workshop designed to give you an insight into how to stand out as a conservationist and feel empowered to become a changemaker for nature. Faciliated by Becky Park – Programme Manager, OLF

An introduction to wildlife artivism

SATURDAY 16:15 – 17:15

Learn about the power of art for wildlife conservation and science communication from creative conservationist and award-winning wildlife artivist Alicia Hayden. After learning about the basics of wildlife artivism, you will create your own artivism piece. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities, although young children may need help from an adult.

https://aliciahayden.co.uk/

Hub Quiz!

SATURDAY 18:00 – 19:00

Join our quizmasters and other young conservationists for an entertaining nature-themed quiz to round up your day. Turn up and join a team on the day. 

Sunday

Wildlife Art – Draw Along!

SUNDAY 10:00 – 11:00

Join wildlife artist Alicia Hayden to learn how to draw a smew and an osprey! This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities.

https://aliciahayden.co.uk/

Be an Osprey expert

SUNDAY 11:30 – 12:30

Join leading osprey specialist Dr Tim Mackrill and the Osprey Leadership Foundation’s young “Osprey Leaders” to find out what it takes to be an osprey expert! During this interactive session you will learn fun facts about ospreys and how ospreys bring people together across the world to protect nature.

Is it a Swift or a Swallow?

SUNDAY 13:00 – 13:45

Peppa Pig and Hey Duggee animator Will Rose introduces his brand new animated bird guide for beginners. ‘What Bird is that?’ Is a fun new animated guide to help all ages identify and enjoy the birds around them. In this event Will talks about his love of wildlife, his background in children’s television, and how he uses animation to help engage people with nature. There will be a screening of What Bird is that Episode 04 ‘Is it a Swift or a Swallow?’ in which the audience learns how to spot the difference between these similar looking birds. After the screening there will be an opportunity to draw each bird’s shape before testing your skills at the end to see how much you’ve learnt.

Being a young leader in conservation

SUNDAY 14:15 – 15:00

This panel will discuss ways in which young people can be inspiring leaders within conservation, through social media, improving inclusivity, being involved in community engagement, and more. Young people have the power to inspire diverse audiences, make real change, and ensure our natural world is conserved in a time of crisis – this panel will break down how to be a leader in your own area of passion. Chaired by Mya Bambrick with panelists Ellen BradleyŞeniz Mustafa, Keir Chauhan & Seb Elwood 

Amy Bray (Founder, Another Way)

SUNDAY 15:30 – 16:30

More details coming soon! 

In the meantime check out Another Way here!

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