Education & Promotions Committee


This committee, known as EPC, works to raise awareness and understanding of lichens at all levels. It is chaired by Fay Newbery, and includes members with direct and wider involvement in education at all levels.

In recent years the committee has supported members who have made significant contributions to:

  • the production of illustrated guides to British and Irish lichens for audiences as varied as visitors to local gardens, students and research lichenologists
  • field courses
  • churchyard lichenology
  • response to queries by individuals and organisations (e.g. schools and universities) about lichen studies
  • project materials suitable for school students
  • the new BLS website
  • the BLS bulletin
  • the national OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) project, particularly the air quality and urban lichens projects.