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Join other Ecsite members: it's time to Let it Grow

Outdoors activities organised by the Natural History Museum Aarhus, Denmark

Join the campaign and get inspired by other members, learn from their expertise, make the most of the campaign's resources, develop and share your own resources with the community and help us get people involved with their local biodiversity all around Europe!

What is the Let it Grow campaign?

Let it Grow is a public engagement campaign run by Ecsite jointly with EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International). The campaign’s goal is to raise people’s awareness of their local biodiversity and get them involved in its protection. All members of Ecsite, EAZA and BGCI are invited to join in by registering on the Let it Grow campaign’s website. Science centres and museums will spread a stronger message if they will work together with botanic gardens, zoos and aquaria, as well as other local partners such as city councils or universities.

Why should you join in?

As you join in, you have access to a range of campaign resources, including communication elements (such as logos and images ready-to-use), information panels, leaflets and guidelines. You can download and use them for your activities, develop new resources on your own and eventually share them with the community (in English or in your local language), as well as you can share suggestions and events you may be running. Furthermore, Let it Grow is a fundraising campaign and you will be able to collect donations from your visitors to develop more local projects in the future.

The campaign’s resources have being developed allowing 3 different levels of engagement. You can simply raise awareness (1) by sharing general resources and leaflets with your visitors or you can run more practical activities (2) and help your visitors to set up 'left spaces' in their gardens, balconies or community spaces for native species to thrive. Or you may like to run other activities or even biodiversity measurement events during World Biodiversity Days (3) on 22 May 2016 and 2017, creating new partnerships with local EAZA or BGCI members as well as other scientific research institutions or biodiversity local experts.

The Let it Grow campaign will run from March 2016 until the end of 2017. You can find more information in the attached brief.

Share your passion about nature...join in!

Start planning new local biodiversity activities and get people involved!

For any questions or help you can write to Federica Costa at projects@ecsite.eu.



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