Engaging Environments

Tags: environment | public engagement | NERC

Engaging Environments ran from October 2017 to March 2019 and was a NERC-funded project supporting consortium and capacity building projects to build a long-term, effective and innovative public engagement community to engage the UK public with contemporary issues of environment science. Six projects were funded to equip the environmental research community to deliver effective, national-scale public engagement with contemporary issues of environmental science. Each project brought a different approach to this challenge, from training researchers to use narrative skills and creative arts to engage diverse audiences, to developing relationships with community organisations to explore what they wanted to know about environmental issues.

Learning from this programme has been used to create the Engaging Environments booklet, which you can find online here

It contains lessons around engaging the public with environmental science, and is aimed at both researchers and those supporting researchers to do engagement.