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Workshop Biomimicry

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Workshop Biomimicry To emphasize the ‘Academy’ part of the Future for Nature Academy, we organize workshops exclusively for FFN Academy Members. In these workshops, participants learn practical skills that are useful for a career in nature conservation, but are not necessarily part of a school curriculum. Cooperation is one of those skills. Good cooperation can […]

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Zero Waste Workshop

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Zero waste workshop Living zero waste is a trend that a lot of people have shown interest in, especially in nowadays times regarding the climate crisis. It is a way of living where all the items you use are made and used in such a way that is eco-friendly for the environment. That means less […]

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Leadership Workshop

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Leadership workshop To emphasize the ‘Academy’ part of the Future For Nature Academy, there is a wish to organize workshops exclusively for FFN Academy Members. In these workshops, participants learn practical skills that are useful for a career in nature conservation, but are not necessarily part of the university curriculum. Leadership is one of those […]

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Connecting Conservationists

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Connecting Conservationists You might wonder how dedicating your life to conservation in the field feels like. Or maybe you just want to discuss how to achieve conservation in the world of today. Whichever may be the case for you, being able to share these questions and many more with award winning conservationists is guaranteed to […]

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The success story of nature development in the Netherlands

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The success story of nature development in the Netherlands Where agriculture was still to be found a short time ago, the Millingerwaard has developed into a nature reserve with a very high biodiversity and working ecosystem. Sunday the 19th of May, Caroline van der Mark took us on an excursion through the Millingerwaard. We learned […]

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Zero (plastic) waste workshop

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Zero (plastic) waste workshop It was an interactive and inspiring workshop. The professional Nila Patty guided us through the universe of life without plastic and the way of living zero- or low waste. The workshop started with a short, informative talk about the origin, use and cycle, of plastic. The speech had an interactive character. […]

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The Plastic discussion

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The plastic discussion On the 27th of March FFN Academy hosted the plastic discussion in the living room at THUIS in Wageningen. Six young people involved in initiatives to reduce plastic waste were invited to speak to and engage with the audience. All speakers were previous students or young professionals who are very passionate and […]

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Bee an elephant conservationist

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bee an elephant conservationist Antoinette van de Water, founder of Bring the Elephant Home (BTEH) and Miami University Dragonfly alumna, invited members of the Future For Nature Academy (FFN Academy) community to help her with an elephant conservation project. Under supervision of Dr. Lucy King (Save the Elephants) and Dr. Kevin Matteson (Miami University), she […]

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Nature Talks – Buying land to protect nature

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Nature Talks – Buying land to protect nature What happens when conservation is part of the conversation? Last Tuesday, 26th February, Future For Nature Academy Utrecht held the first edition of ‘Nature Talks’. Joined by IUCN Land Acquisition Program coordinator in the Netherlands, Marc Hoogeslag, a group of young students and conservation professionals met in […]