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Inspire, connect and celebrate at Tees Nature Conference 2019

20 May 2019 @TeesUniNews


The Tees Nature conference 2019, which aims to inspire, inform and bring together groups and organisations interested in the natural world and the environment we share, will be hosted by the University’s School of Science, Engineering, and Design and the MIMA School of Art.

The conference, on 28 June, will be launched in The Curve with a keynote address from Professor David Hill CBE. Professor Hill is a founding member of Natural England and Deputy Chair from 2011 to 2016, former board member of the UK Government’s Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the Ecosystem Markets Taskforce.

The morning session features talks and workshops around the themes of Natural Assets and Natural Growth. The location shifts to the MIMA School of Art in the afternoon, firstly for lunch, then a further session themed around Natural Health and Well-being. The event finishes with a drinks reception and the launch of the MIMA Fragile Earth Exhibition.

Workshops and interactive sessions across the day include work with researchers on developing collaborative projects, planning and biodiversity, 30 years of INCA on Teesside, A celebration of our Landscape Partnerships, Greater Manchester - 25 Year Environment Plan Urban Pioneer, Soil for Life: Farming to Protect our Future, Clean Air, a ‘Bio-burst’ interactive session and a river performance piece.

The conference is open to any member of the partnership organisations. Places can be booked online. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Further details of the conference from Rachel Murtagh Tees Valley Nature Partnership.