Improving school grounds for wildlife and learning
About the event
On this Zoom-based workshop for educators, we will share inspiring and practical ideas and techniques for enhancing your school grounds to improve biodiversity whilst supporting high quality outdoor learning. There will be time to discuss common barriers to improving outdoor spaces, and how to adapt outdoor learning in light of Covid-19, in the hope of finding practical solutions to take away with you.
The workshop will be led by Matt Collis (ecologist and naturalist) and Avon Wildlife Trust’s Lucy Hellier (outdoor learning practitioner).
- Discover the basic principles of identifying wildlife and habitats to enhance your own knowledge
- Identify ‘quick wins’ to create simple, low-maintenance outdoor learning zones and wildlife habitats
- Develop your understanding of the barriers and opportunities for outdoor learning and wildlife improvements in your setting, and discuss possible solutions
This course is open to anybody working in an educational setting, particularly:
- Staff in lead roles in outdoor learning, forest school, science, enrichment, wellbeing
- Grounds managers
- School nature or gardening club leads
Following this course, schools will have the option for a face-to-face visit, to get tailored advice for your setting, including outline ground designs and suggestions for imbedding cross-curricular outdoor learning.
Suitable forAdults, Beginners
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What to bring
We will send you a link to join the session in advance of the course.