Are your students interested in forestry and nature conservation? Do they love outdoor activities such as planting trees? Do they dream of working in ecological restoration? Let me tell you that their dream job exists! They could become Coordinators of a Nature-Based Landscape Organisation. This job consists of initiating and coordinating projects focussing on ecological restoration, such as greening playgrounds and public spaces, using nature-based solutions for restoring river valleys, and restoring ponds. Coordinators of Nature-Based Landscape Organisation are enthusiastic people, with a big passion for nature and strong diplomatic skills. Meet Bas Van der Veken, a Coordinator of a Nature-Based Landscape Organisation.

CC BY 4.0: all the materials and content presented on this STEM Job profile have been co-created by STE(A)M IT, a project funded by the European Union’s ERASMUS+ programme project STE(A)M IT (Grant agreement 612845-EPP-1-2019-1- BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD), in collaboration with the Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) phase 2, a pilot project initiated and funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. European Schoolnet (EUN) oversees the interviewing and creating of the NBS Career Sheets, with the support of VO EUROPE.

Ep.17: Becoming a Coordinator of a Nature-Based Landscape Organisation, interview with Bas Van der Veken

Rocío Benito

Rocío Benito

I am a Digital Media Officer in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). I studied mass media, and graphic and web design. I love photography and video editing.


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