Science & Nature Conference 2022

03sep9:30 am4:00 pmScience & Nature Conference 2022Footprints! A Conference for the Community OrganiserFootprints East NeukCambo Gardens, Kingsbarns, St Andrews KY16 8QD9:30 am - 4:00 pm Event TypeOutdoor,Webinar & TalksThemeEnergy & Renewables,Food & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity,Networking & Community Engagement

Event Details

Join us for our “Conference for the Community” an event open to all. Held in the beautiful grounds of Cambo Estate we will hear talks on subjects such as climate change, biodiversity loss and wildlife crime along with meeting the gardeners at Cambo who will teach us about environmentally friendly gardening. Our keynote speaker is Professor Sir Ian Boyd and further information on the programme can be found on our website. Please note that some of the talks will involve a small amount of walking and being outside so please dress appropriately.


9:30 – 10:00 – Arriving

1000: Welcome: Footprint East Neuk

10.10 – 10.40: Three discourses on sustainability Ian Boyd, University of St Andrews

10.40 – 10.50: Questions

10.50 – 11.10: Biodiversity loss: Alison Johnston, University of St Andrews

11.10 – 11.20: Questions

11.20 – 11.40: Break

11.40 – 12.15: Farming footprint. Panel discussion on regenerative farming. Facilitated by Ian Boyd.

12.15 – 12.30: Questions

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch. Participants can explore the gardens and stands.

13.30. – 14.00: Animal Tracks and Signs, Donald Malone, Wildside Nature

14.00 – 14.30: Climate/Wildlife friendly gardening. In the garden with a gardener at Cambo

14.30 – 14.50: Break

14.50 – 15.10: Footprints in crime. “Wildlife forensics” Rob Ogden, University of Edinburgh

15.10 – 15.20: Questions

15.20 – 15.40: Blue Carbon. William Austin, University of St Andrews

15.40 – 15.50: Questions

16.00: Close



(Saturday) 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Cambo Gardens

Kingsbarns, St Andrews KY16 8QD


Footprints East Neuk

Footprint East Neuk is a registered charity (SC050194) based in the East Neuk of Fife. Our aims are to encourage sustainable living, reduce the carbon footprint of local communities, and re-connect people with the natural world.

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