I’m excited to announce that I will be giving a series of talks over the next few weeks about my career in environmental journalism, the creation of the book Connections With Nature, and some child-friendly workshops about wildlife and the environment. Here’s a run down of where and when you can find me…
Saving the Planet Through Journalism
University of Hertfordshire – Media Matters series – 20th October – 1pm
The School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire regularly hosts a series of on-campus talks inviting media experts from across the country to discuss the importance of the media industry in the 21st Century. Whilst on-campus events are on hold, the university continues to offer students thee opportunity to learn and be inspired by media experts. The Media Matters interview series is now recorded, so you can watch them at home.
Environmental Journalism Workshop – Create your own science mini mag!
Norwich Science Festival – Family event – 23rd October – 10.30am
Kate Stephenson has spent the last 10 years running an award-winning wildlife blog, Kate on Conservation. Formerly Education Editor at National Geographic Kids, Kate has worked on major projects including Discovery’s Racing Extinction documentary and interviewed the likes of Dr Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenborough. Join Kate to learn how to write about wildlife and the environment for magazines and create a mini mag.
Please note that accompanying adults do not require a ticket for workshops. If your child is under 12, we ask that a responsible adult stays in the workshop with your child.
Recommended age: 8 – 12. Cost: £8
Climate Action: The Time is Now Panel
Norwich Science Festival – 25th October – 3pm
Join some of the UK’s influential young voices fighting for climate action and conservation as they discuss the challenges, fears and motivations in the existential fight for the future.
Followed by a Q&A and the opportunity to share your views.
With Prof Ben Garrod (chair), Indy Greene, Phoebe Hanson, Kate Stephenson, Dawood Qureshi
Cost: Free. Suitable for ages: 11+
Repurposing workshop: Junk Modelling
Bookbugs & Dragon Tales Book Shop, Norwich – Family event – 29th October – 11am
This Half Term, repurpose and upcycle old materials into fun models of your favourite animals. We’ll be running a junk modelling session and chatting about all things reusing, repurposing, plastic waste reduction and of course, wildlife
Cost: £5.00. Recommended ages 6-9
Tickets available to book through: https://bookbugsanddragontales.com/product/kcjm
Connections with Nature – Book talk and signing
Not Just Books (Book Shop), Thetford – Family event – 27th November – 2pm
A talk about Connections With Nature: 50 moments of meeting the wild from the book’s creator and editor, Kate Stephenson, with readings and a book signing.
Through 50 tales of memorable moments with nature, this anthology serves to remind us of the wonders of the natural world, the benefits of making connections with wildlife and wild spaces, and highlights how our lives are often a lot more entwined with ‘the wild’ than we might immediately realise.
Book through: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Opportunity Lost, A Community Gained
Lonely Conservationists – guest post available online
If you’re unable to attend any of these in-person talks, you can read a personal account of my career story and how the Wildlife Blogger Crowd and our book Connections With Nature came to be in this guest post over on Lonely Conservationists.
As always, thank you so much for your support. After a long few months of staying home, and taking the necessary precautions around the pandemic, I can’t wait to see you all in person again!