Devon LNPs communications group has been set up to bring together the communications teams across Devon Local Nature Partnership to help us work together to amplify important messages and to support each other’s work.
The group provides an opportunity for communications people to be directly updated about Devon LNP’s activities, to contribute to Devon LNP’s communications work, and to network with each other.
With our combined expertise, ideas, and networks, this group can make a real difference to communicating nature-related topics across Devon and beyond, and ultimately furthering all of our work.
If you have a communications role within a relevant organisation and would like to participate in our Communications Group, please email Kate Hind.
Download Devon LNP’s 2023 communications calendar
(Updated regularly, so please check back for updates).
This calendar contains campaigns, activities, awareness days and events (at a national, regional, and district level) which are relevant to the work of Devon LNP. We hope this will help you in your communications and events planning.
Increasing diversity in our work-October 2023
The environmental sector is the second least diverse of all of the sectors. This session focused on how to encourage more people from a diversity of groups to engage more with nature and encourage them to be involved in working in our sector more. We brought together five different speakers focusing on different topics:
- Introduction from Bella Birch-Hurst
- Dr Sally Palmer from the University of Exeter: pro-environmental behaviour in young people
- Lily Khandker from Black2Nature: connecting visibly minority ethnic people with nature
- Neil Warren from Living Options Devon: empowering disabled people
- Flavia Ojok from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust: empowering marginalised people
- Dan James from Exmoor National Park: top walks.
You can also watch back the recording of the session here.
How to Engage Young People with Nature- July 2023
After collectively establishing that young people were a demographic we were all struggling to engage with, we decided to pull resources together and focus a meeting specifically on this group. We brought together three experts to talk about different approaches to communicating with young people:
- Emma Askew from Earth Minutes spoke about the role of digital content and why it is critical for environmental engagement.
- Naomi Cresswell from Plymouth City Council spoke about how their nature projects have involved young people: Plymouth Natural Grid and Plymouth and South Devon Community Forest as case studies.
- Jess Carter from Planet and People CIC and Chair of the Network of Environmental Educators in Devon (NEED), talked about their experiences delivering environmental education workshops in schools.
We also collected thoughts from attendees about other successful case studies they had been a part of, what they think are barriers for young people, and potential solutions to these barriers. You can read up about ideas discussed in the breakout group session.
If you would like to view the presentations used for this session you can find them below, as well as the recording.
- Introduction– Bella Birch-Hurst
- Digital Content– Emma Askew
- Plymouth City Council, two case studies– Naomi Cresswell
- Environmental education workshops in schools– Jess Carter
You can also watch back the recording of the session.
Thank you to those of you who joined the session.
- April 25th 2023