The Bio-Diverse Festival is partnering with the British Ecological Society for three workshops during the week of the Bio-Diverse Festival 2020. These are entirely free but require registration. You must follow the Bio-Diverse Festival's Code of Conduct when attending these workshops.
Challenging Conversations, Wednesday 14th October, 12:30-13:30 BST As we talk about ourselves, the challenges we encounter in our lives, our workplaces and for example fieldwork, there is language that makes us feel both positive and marginalised. Language matters and itself is a barrier to open and supportive conversations. This workshop acknowledges that everyone has their own preferred language, their own level of comfort in discussing some of our barriers. Identifying the right language is key to helping us have the conversations we need to have to get and to give support and create a more equal and diverse community and workplace. Everyone attending is asked to treat this workshop as a confidential and safe place.
This workshop is now FULL! There are still spaces for Saturday's workshop below.
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Women in Ecology, Friday 16th October, 12:00-13:00 BST Gender inequality remains a significant issue in workplaces throughout the sciences, with the effects of COVID-19 adding to an already unbalanced landscape. In this workshop a panel of women, at varying levels and careers within ecological sciences, share their backgrounds and explore the challenges faces by women. Prof. Zenobia Lewis (School of Life Sciences, University of Liverpool), Amy Padfield (Education and Engagement Manager at the BES), and a representative from a conservation charity will share their own experiences as women in ecology, and this session will allow time for questions, answers, and discussion. We ask that those attending treat this workshop as confidential and a safe space. This workshop is now FULL! There are still spaces for Saturday's workshop below.
Mental Health, Saturday 17th October, 12:30-13:30 BST There are lots of support options for maintaining good mental health and most of us will experience periods of time with poor mental health at various points in our lives for a multitude of reasons. This workshop acknowledges there is no single answer for everyone and will look at some of the simple things you can do, some of the resources available to you, and when you should seek medical advice. Everyone attending is asked to treat this workshop as a confidential and safe space.