Environmental Engagement in Practice: Public engagement skills

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

First up in our Environmental Engagement in Practice programme, 'Public engagement skills' is an online, day-long event focusing on practical skills to support engagement with environmental research. All delegates will have the opportunity to participate in an inclusive engagement session, and then choose from a range of practical skills workshops including working with schools, working with policy makers, and creative storytelling methods such as visualising research and developing interactive exhibits.

There will be opportunities for you to join talks and interactive workshops, learn from public engagement leaders and fellow practictioners, network with the sector, and enjoy a day of practical sessions to inspire your work. The full event agenda will be shared closer to the day.

Is this event for me?

This event is intended for anyone working with environmental research with an interest in engagement and knowledge exchange, particularly those who are keen to develop or enhance their public engagement practices, including those who are just starting out.

This includes:

  • Environmental researchers at any career level
  • Policy makers working with environmental research / researchers
  • Creative and community practitioners working with environmental research
  • Others who can demonstrate a connection with environmental research to their work

To confirm your eligibility, please complete the registration form by 23 May, 17.00. The NCCPE will be in touch to confirm your place within 2 weeks of registration. We will share the event agenda, joining link and additional information closer to the session.

Additional resources

The NCCPE has developed additional resources to support the content of this event. 

  • High quality engagement 101: A web resource which details the NCCPE's high quality engagement framework, featuring a 30-minute webinar that introduces the framework with Co-Director Sophie Duncan, a practical case study, and template to support your engagement project development.
  • Continuing conversations: After the event on 25 May, the NCCPE will host a reflective conversation about the topics from the day where you can connect with other attendees and hear more from the event speakers. 

Details of how to access the web resource and continuing conversation session will be shared with the event joining instructions.


Registration has now closed for this event. 

Upcoming events

This event is the first in a three-part series, led by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC):

  1. Public engagement skills (25 May 2022, 10.00-16.00)
  2. Ethics of engagement and dealing with controversy (6 September 2022, 10.00-16.00)
  3. Evaluation, sustainability and making a case (12 January 2023, 10.00-16.00)

Read more about upcoming events in the series 

Get in touch

If you have any questions or queries about this event, please do get in touch. 

NCCPE contact - Alyssa Chafee, Senior Project Officer (alyssa.chafee@uwe.ac.uk)
NERC contact - Grace Macmillan, Public Engagement Programme Manager (publicengagement@nerc.ukri.org)

The Environmental Engagement in Practice programme was developed as part of the NERC Researcher Engage Academy.