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Improving school grounds for wildlife and learning

Location: Online, You will be sent a link to join.
Want to improve your school grounds for wildlife and outdoor learning but don’t know where to start? This workshop is for you!

Event details

Meeting point

This session will be taught online, you will be sent a link to join.


4:00pm - 5:30pm
A static map of 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).

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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 for

Adults, Beginners

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What to bring

We will send you a link to join the session in advance of the course.


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