Thursday 26th March 2020
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The first Women in Arboriculture event, which will take place within the world-leading Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, has drawn a fantastic response, with the programme for the day beginning to take shape.
There has been an excellent response to the event; within two weeks of booking being made available over 80 delegates were already confirmed. The free-of-charge networking day features two special guest speakers, networking sessions and an afternoon tree tour.
The main aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for the growing women in arboriculture community to share experiences, ideas, projects and to spark further initiatives which hope to encourage greater diversity within the sector. There is limited availability and with places going fast please book your spot now to avoid disappointment.
First Speaker Confirmed
We’re pleased to announce that our first confirmed speaker for the day is Emma Gilmartin, Conservation Advisor at the Woodland Trust. Emma studied under Professor Lynne Boddy MBE at Cardiff University and shares the same passion for trees and mycology. Emma’s PhD focused on research into fungal communities in beech trees, with regards to the heart rot and origins of decay. Emma also attended the 2017 Green Man Festival as the science communicator for ‘Unsung Heroes of the Planet’ - the world’s first fungal opera!You can follow Emma on Twitter @ECGilmartin
We’re pleased to be able to offer three £100 ‘Student Travel Bursaries’, to cover £100 worth of travel expenses for three students traveling to the event.
Recipients will be selected at random. If you would like to apply, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Women in Arb Student.
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