About us

A network for conservation educators, students, professionals and colleagues from related disciplines that may be interested in conservation education or training

Who is this network for?

Conservation educators, conservation students, professional conservators and colleagues from related disciplines that may be interested in conservation education/training.

Network objectives

  • To create a platform to share ideas on conservation education.
  • To enable members to discuss current challenges for conservation education and plan strategies.
  • To provide members a platform from which to discuss the needs of conservation education with practitioners.
  • To keep education in synch with the developments of the profession in different contexts.
  • To contribute to any of ICON’s strategy work that impacts education and training strategy work.

Potential areas of discussion include:

  • Current and future challenges for the conservation discipline/profession.
  • How to offer relevant training considering the broad scope of the profession.
  • Impact of incorporating new technologies in conservation training.
  • Dichotomies between cross-disciplinary and specialised training.
  • Role of undergraduate education in conservation as well as in cross-disciplines (i.e. archaeology, anthropology, art).