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TheHive

By Mollie Taylor & Brian Heppenstall
The Hive provides insights into the UK conservation sector. Through conversations with people in the industry, Mollie and Brian explore how to get that all important first job, gain skills fit for a modern day conservationist and discuss exciting new projects and ideas that could help those managing wildlife. This is a fun, collaborative and insightful podcast for those working outdoors, or interested in nature!
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Conservation Psychology; Lizzie Francolini
Lizzie Francoloni currently works as a therapist using Conservation and the outdoors as a therapeutic tool. After working in the social sector for many years, Lizzie retrained as a conservationist at Bristol University and it was soon obvious to her that she could combine these two elements, after quickly realising that conservation is a social issue. Episode 8 is the final episode of The Hive, and for the whole of this episode, Lizzie joined us to discuss how Conservation Psychology can be introduced at all levels of the work carried out within our sector. For those just joining the podcast, there are 7 other fascinating episodes for you to enjoy, covering a range of topics which could apply to those working in conservation, across the world! Please also see here for our blog on this episode; https://thehivepodcast.wordpress.com/2021/04/29/episode-8-conservation-psychology/
54:57
April 29, 2021
Negative Environmental Behaviours: Impacts on Nature and Solutions
We are heading across the pond for this episode! Join us as we explore how negative environmental behaviours impact nature and conservationists, and what solutions are out there. Featuring Professor Rick Stafford from Bournemouth University (check out more from Rick in episode 1), Eric Kramer-Webb, who works within the Joshua Tree National Park in California, and Author of 365 Days Wild and founder of A Focus On Nature; Lucy McRobert. This episode will be of interest to both conservationists and non-conservationists; hear about the trials and tribulations, those working in conservation have been dealing with, and how we may be able to turn the tide on these behaviours.
01:02:18
April 16, 2021
Visual Communications in Conservation
Kendra Marjerrison studied Environmental Visual Communication at Fleming College in Ontario; an innovative study programme and qualification, developed in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum. Kendra then went on to teach the course and now works as the Social Media and Graphics Assistant for the Hamilton Conservation Authority.  This episode covered the use of visual communications in Conservation, how with the use of a mobile phone camera and a bit of knowledge, that this resource can be used by anyone working to increase an audiences understanding and awareness of issues (or good news stories) around wildlife/environment and how Conservationists are working to solve them. Please see the blog post accompanying this episode here; https://thehivepodcast.wordpress.com/2021/04/02/episode-6-kendra-marjerrison/ Or our social media pages on; Facebook - The Hive | Facebook Instagram - TheHive (@thehivepod) • Instagram photos and videos Or Twitter - thehivepod - Twitter Search / Twitter
41:14
April 2, 2021
Engagement in Conservation
We are going full throttle into the world of environmental engagement for this episode! We are back after a two week break, and for this episode we are focusing on how we can get our messaging effectively across to our audiences. Featuring Director of Conservation Optimism; Julia Migne, Sammy Brisdon, Environmental Educator and Author of 365 Days Wild and founder of A Focus On Nature; Lucy McRobert. This episode may be of interest to anyone linked to conservation, specifically - but not exclusively those who work in engagement. It's full of tips and insights into how to make your content more effective and more relatable. The guests are among the very best in their fields for this work, so come join us!
01:04:20
March 18, 2021
Professor Rick Stafford
Catch up with our guests from previous episodes! Rick featured in our 1st episode, looking at paths into Conservation.
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March 9, 2021
Elise Sutton
Catch up with our guests from previous episodes! Elise featured in our 1st episode, looking at paths into Conservation.
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March 9, 2021
Frances Jenkins
Catch up with our guests from previous episodes! Frances featured in our 1st episode, looking at paths into Conservation.
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March 9, 2021
How Nature Impacts on Wellbeing
Episode 4 of The Hive found Mollie and Brian chatting to Megan Charles, from Richmond based Charity; A Dose of Nature. Megan had a fascinating educational journey - studying an undergrad in Psychology, followed by an MSc in Environmental Strategy. She has combined these experiences perfectly in her role as Operations Manager at A Dose of Nature This episode covers; - A Dose of Nature and how it works hand-in-hand with GP Services in Richmond, London - The psychological and physiological benefits of nature on humans - The research behind the health impacts of nature - How Megan developed her career combining health and wellbeing - alongside nature, and her own personal health journey
01:00:15
February 19, 2021
Views Of The Conservation Sector
Welcome back to our 3rd episode! How time flies. In this episode we will be exploring views of our sector. We hear from Emily Seccombe from A Focus On Nature, Ollie Sidwell from Rate My Placement and Thirza Loffeld from WildHub!  Find out about how we can improve our sector by outlining and removing the barriers to prospective conservationists, how to secure the best people for the job, and how to keep developing our professional selves!  As always you can keep up with the fun on our blog and social media pages, and below we have added some links to the guests' organisations. Facebook Instagram Twitter https://thehivepodcast.wordpress.com/podcast-episodes/ https://www.afocusonnature.org/ https://www.ratemyplacement.co.uk/ https://wildhub.community/
36:25
February 5, 2021
How to Conserve Conservationists; Jessie Panazzolo
Jessie Panazzolo, Author of How To Conserve Conservationists, joined Mollie and Brian to talk about her career to date, and those experiences that have had an impact on her - not all of them positive. After founding the online community; Lonely Conservationists, Jessie realised that the kind of issues she has faced, were more widespread than she'd thought. To find links referred to in this episode, please check out our blogpost here Follow us on: Facebook Instagram Twitter
48:57
January 25, 2021
Routes into a Conservation Career
Are you considering a job working in Conservation? There are several well-trodden routes into careers in this sector, The Hive's first episode features guests who provide more details about some of these. We start the episode with Elise Sutton, a graduate of both agricultural college and agricultural university, before speaking to Professor Rick Stafford, from Bournemouth University's School of Life and Environmental Sciences. After this we hear from Frances Jenkins; Careers Lead at Kingston Maurward College, in Dorset, before finishing off with Dr Yoseph Araya; Lecturer in Ecology at the Open University. This episode will also be of interest to professionals who are recruiting people into conservation roles, to gain understanding of the experiences of the candidates that they are attracting from different routes. To find links referred to in this episode, please check out our blogpost here Follow us on: Facebook Instagram Twitter
50:52
January 11, 2021
Welcome to The Hive!
Hello and welcome to the Hive- a new conservation podcast! We are Mollie and Brian,  just a couple of people who are passionate about and work in conservation. Through conversations with people in the industry, we explore different routes into a conservation career, how to gain skills fit for a modern day conservationist and discuss exciting new projects and ideas that could help those caring for wildlife. This is a fun, collaborative and insightful podcast for those working outdoors, or interested in nature. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing our conversations as much as we enjoyed having them! Coming in January 2021... https://thehivepodcast.wordpress.com/https://m.facebook.com/thehivepod Instagram: @thehivepod Twitter: @thehivepod1
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December 30, 2020