A Cool Christmas

Posted: December 21, 2009 at 09:55 am Author: Sarah Wilkinson

It's been so cold in our office this week, that you might be forgiven for asking "What does a Climate Change Officer actually do?" Well my role is all about interpretation and communication.

At the moment I'm working on interpretation for several Forestry Commission sites, including Grizedale up in the north of the country and Haldon down in the south in Devon! I'm trying to do lots of the work remotely, as I don't think it’s a good thing for a Climate Change Officer to be travelling all over the country!

I visited Forest Research at Alice Holt last week to discuss how we can work together more to communicate the findings of their Climate Change Centre. I always find it really interesting going to Alice Holt as it is so different from any of our Forestry Commission sites, and there is so much cutting edge research going on that people just don't know about. The best thing I think is that when the lunch bell goes, all of the scientists get together in the canteen, and its a real hive of discussion.

In the next few months I'll be doing more work at Westonbirt, particularly on the Westonbirt Project, helping the Project Team think about interpretation for some of the new buildings, and out in the collection itself. I spend so much of my time working on other sites, that it will be nice to do some work at Westonbirt itself!