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Join the Let it Grow working groups

13 May 2015

Let it Grow is a collaboration between BGCI, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and Ecsite - a European organization representing science centers, museums and institutes. The campaign will promote public awareness and involvement with local biodiversity. As part of the campaign preparations, we are looking for professional from European botanic gardens to joining working groups.

Working on this campaign is a chance not only to develop the skills and strategies needed for campaigning, but also provides an opportunity for institutions to gain increased visibility.  The groups will meet regularly by Skype, and will be instrumental in defining how the campaign will look and work. Please contact if you would like to be part of any of the following groups:

Education:  This group will review existing educational resources and adapt them for use across our networks of science centres, botanical gardens, zoos and aquariums.

Scientific:  This group will advise on the scientific aspects of the campaign, defining what biodiversity means and what a biodiverse environment will look like

Communications:  This group will ensure smooth communications with all campaign participants and develop and execute a strategy for external communications to the media

Citizen Science:  This group will develop the tools and partnerships needed to allow members of the public to measure biodiversity as accurately as possible

Fundraising:  This group will develop a framework for raising funds for worthy local biodiversity causes at our institutions, and how that money will be awarded

Assessment group:  This group will design the measurement criteria for the campaign, working out how well we have done in raising awareness of biodiversity and getting people involved in measuring and creating it

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