A Career Path Through Sustainability Education, with Ann Finlayson

“Having decided never to become a teacher, how did my career evolve into conservation, environmental and sustainability education? Was it luck? Was it planned? And looking back what have I learnt?”

Ann is an award-winning educator and facilitator with over 30 years of experience around the world. After a stint as a countryside ranger in Scotland, she travelled the world teaching, facilitating and consulting in places such as Papua New Guinea, Australia and Canada. In 2000, Ann joined WWF-UK and became Head of Education/Social Change. She was the Commissioner for Education and Capability Building for the Sustainable Development Commission (the UK Government’s independent adviser on sustainable development) 2005-2010. Ann is the CEO of Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEEd), a charity she started in 2009. SEEd works for change, supporting change makers of all ages, as well as organisations and governments. Ann co-chairs the Our Shared World coalition of a community of over 300 organisations delivering education for a sustainable and just world, with a focus on driving SDG 4.7 in the UK.

You can learn more about Ann’s work and SEEd here.

This webinar was organised by IUCN NCUK’s CEC working group and chaired by Sophie Stenson.

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