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October 2018

A lecture on the Sea Ranger Service

October 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you interested in the Sea? On the 9th of October former HAS student Jorien van Schie will present her experiences as she joined the first ever maritime ranger service. This Sea Ranger Service was started by Future For Nature Award winner Wietse van der Werf. Come join us in this interactive lecture about the mission and duties of this important service and support them in working towards a clean and healthy ocean.

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November 2018

Nijmegen centrum Clean-up

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The inappropriate disposal and accumulation of plastic waste in our natural and urban environments is prominently affecting global water systems, wildlife, and humans. Just recently, research has revealed that plastic not only enters wildlife food chains, but also into our own – in which health effects are not yet fully understood. Therefore, the Future For Nature Academy Nijmegen will be gathering in Kronenburger Park Nijmegen on November 11th, 2018 between 14.00 – 17.00, to raise awareness to the widespread impact…

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December 2018

Sea ranger lecture in Velp

December 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

---- THIS EVENT IS IN DUTCH ---- Op dinsdag 4 december komt oud student van het Helicon mbo in Velp, Anouk de Ruijter, vertellen over de Sea Ranger Service, hoe wordt je een Sea Ranger? En hoe zij bij de Sea Ranger service is terecht gekomen. De lezing zal plaatsvinden op Hogeschool Van Hall Larenstein te Velp en zal starten om 19:00 in collegezaal D004 Deze lezing wordt in samenwerking met Studieverenging LaarX georganiseerd. Extra informatie: De Sea Ranger Service…

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Lecture and Masterclass by FFN Laureate Manoj Gautam

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Inspiration brings forth inspiration, and it is with an inspiring lecture from Future for Nature Award winner 2015 Manoj Gautam that FFN Academy Utrecht chose to kickstart the month. Join us on December 7th as we witness one of Nepal’s leading activists who dedicated his life to protect vulnerable wildlife, animals and people in his home country. Manoj Gautam is a young conservation leader of a special kind. In 2015 he was rewarded a Future For Nature Award for his…

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Zooniverse Meet-up Utrecht

December 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Want to participate in a Conservation project abroad but don’t have the time or money to make the trip? How about becoming a Citizen Scientist for an evening? Join FFN Academy Utrecht on the 12th December in a collective online volunteering session with Zooniverse! Because we had fun last time, FFNAcademy Utrecht is organizing a second Zooniverse meet-up. Last September, FFNAcademy volunteers set out to identify camera trap images from Namibia and together, we managed to analyse 1483 pictures. Can…

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Clean UP Utrecht

December 15, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Moreelsepark Utrecht, + Google Map

Let’s clean up the city! Do you want to get into action against plastic in our natural and urban environments which affect not only the nature, but also the health of humans? And do you also want to walk through a clean city the days before Christmas? Let’s make that happen! On the 15th of December, the Future For Nature Academy Utrecht will clean up a part of the center of Utrecht and we invite you all to join us.…

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January 2019

Bee hotel building workshop!

January 10 @ 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Green Office Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 8

Bees and insect in general play a crucial role for the environment. Not only do they have a key role in food webs but they are also important pollination agents. In human-modified areas, such as the Uithof or the city, insects have trouble finding food and refuge. It is thus important to support these insects. One way to do it is using bee hotels that provides shelter for this species. On the 10th of January, first, Marie Jose Duchateau (bee…

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Bee an elephant conservationist: Camera trap analysis of elephant-bee relationships

January 15 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Wageningen university, Lumen (building 100)

Antoinette van de Water is a passionate conservationist currently conducting research on human elephant conflicts. In a study under the supervision of Dr. Lucy King, she is looking into reducing conflict between elephants and farmers by using bees to improve the effectiveness of fences. Together with the Phuluang Wildlife Research Station, she has collected a large amount of camera trap data from Thailand and she could use your help to analyse it!   Join us on the 15th January 2019…

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February 2019

IUCN Red List workshop

February 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Huygens building, HG00.622, Nijmegen

The IUCN Red List is an important and well-known conservation tool. For every species that is entered in the list, it contains information about the taxonomy, ecology, threats and extinction risk, which makes it one of the most elaborate information sources for conservation planning. However, a lot of species are still not assessed on the Red List and thus don’t get the attention they might need. Especially plants are still often overlooked, with only about 2% of all vascular plants…

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Biodiversity governance workshop

February 13 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Marinus Ruppertbuilding, room 134, Leuvenlaan 21, Utrecht

Biodiversity is decreasing at an alarming rate and it is one of the biggest threats mankind faces today. But what is being done about it? How does biodiversity governance on an international level work? What mechanisms exist? And who are the important actors? On the 13th of February you will have the chance to hear all about this from two experts from the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. They will give you insight in the international biodiversity governance system, followed…

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