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June 2018

Bat excursion Utrecht

June 1 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Would you like to learn more about the secretive critters that share the city with us and move about after dark? FFN Academy is hosting a bat excursion where ecologist and bat-expert Ilco van Woersem will take you on a night tour to show you exactly where to find them and give you all the intriguing details about their ecology and behaviour . You will even get the chance to hear their calls and learn how to recognise different species…

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Lecture Wildlife crime – Andrew Lemieux

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe de Oerknal, Amsterdam science park 306

Problem-oriented Wildlife Protection Wildlife protection is the business of international NGOs, national governments, and academics. Given the diversity of threats to ecosystems, a wide range of disciplines is needed to design effective solutions to tackle wildlife crime, such as the poaching and trading of wildlife. Dr. Andrew Lemieux approaches wildlife crime from a criminological perspective, and is particularly focused on applying lessons learned from research on crime prevention and policing to improve wildlife protection. Together with key partners in the…

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August 2018

Future For Nature Academy joins Boskalis Beach Cleanup 2018

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Together team Future For Nature Academy cleans the beach! Looking for a fun summer activity that also allows you to help out nature a bit? Join Future For Nature Academy for the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour 2018! Together with an enthusiastic team of FFN Aacademy volunteers, you can all contribute to a clean Dutch coastline while at the same time spending a good day at the beach. We will be joining Stichting de Noordzee and Boskalis for the cleanup session…

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Workshop Wildlife Crime

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wageningen university, Lumen (building 100)

As a follow up to our lecture on Wildlife crime by Andrew Lemieux (June 26) we organize an interactive workshop on this topic on August 24 2018 in Wageningen. Several leading experts (see names below) will pitch about their work with ample of time for discussion and making plans together to combat wildlife crime! Poaching and the illegal trade in wildlife products is a major conservation challenge of the 21st century. Many scientists and conservationists are using their expertise to…

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September 2018

Crocodile conservation fundraising Pubquiz

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Annie’s Kroeg, Asserpark 44 BG
Wageningen, 6706 HC
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Test your knowledge and support the slender-snouted crocodile project of FFN winner Matt Shirley! Have you been wondering what the use is of all those hours and hours of watching Animal planet and National Geographic? Now is your chance to prove it was useful. Grab your friends and join this Nature themed Pubquiz in Wageningen. It will be a great evening for you to enjoy some drinks, prove your smarts and learn new interesting facts. Additionally, this pubquiz will be…

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Red de insecten!

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
De Bastei, Waalkade 83
Nijmegen, 6511 XR Netherlands
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Lezing: Insecten zijn wereldwijd snel in aantal aan het afnemen. Hoe komt dit, en wat kun je zelf doen om dit tegen te gaan? Onderzoeker en schrijver van het inmiddels beroemde artikel over de enorme achteruitgang van insecten, Caspar Hallmann, legt het je op een begrijpelijke manier uit in zijn lezing! Workshop: Parallel aan de lezing is er een workshop waarin kinderen en creatieve ouders zelf aan de slag kunnen om de insecten te helpen: onder begeleiding zullen er heuse…

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A Wild Year

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Creative Garden, Bornsesteeg 87
Wageningen, 6708 PD
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How much time do you spend outside? Are you actively engaged with your natural surroundings, or is it a backdrop against which daily life plays out? Could you do more to increase your interaction with nature? Gina Maffey and Koen Arts lived outside for over a year to explore some of these topics. During the year, no matter the weather, they spent more than 50% of their time out of doors living in a simple, low impact way. Come along…

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Zooniverse Meet-up

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Computer room 038 Ruppert Building, Leuvenlaan 21
Utrecht, 3584 CE Netherlands
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Did you know that volunteering for a real-life conservation project abroad does not have to require so much travelling? You can help with scientific research on wildlife in Kenya, Indonesia or the United States right from behind your computer. That is exactly what FFN Academy will do during this Zooniverse Meet-up. Meet other people interested in nature conservation, learn about some awesome Zooniverse projects and enjoy online-volunteering together! FFN Academy will provide drinks and snacks to reward your hard work…

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October 2018

Recycle, Reuse and Reduce: Bread Bag Workshop

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Solidez, Rooseveltweg 408a

Are you worried about the plastic soup? And are you trying to reduce your plastic waste but don’t really know where to start? We can get you on the road with our upcoming workshop. During the Seriously Sustainable week on Monday 8 October between 18.45-21.00 @ Solidez, we will sew our own bread bags and exchange ideas about other wasteless DIY utensils. Join Future For Nature Academy in a plastic-free evening filled with fun!

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A lecture on the Sea Ranger Service

October 9 @ 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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