Looking for an innovative way to teach your pupils about biodiversity?
During free training day, we will guide you on how to help pupils learn about biodiversity at school using surveys and activities. We will introduce you to a range of resources available through the project, and give you the opportunity to try them out before using them in your school.
These sessions are run by Learning through Landscapes as part of the Natural Nations Project. Natural Nations has developed a set of surveys to help schools assess their biodiversity. There are four surveys: School Grounds and Habitat; Birds; Pollinators and Flowering Plants; and Minibeasts and Leaves — plus a set of activities to support children’s learning surrounding the survey topics. There are SEND accessible surveys and activities available.
Join us to learn more about the project and to plan how to implement the resources in your school. If you have any questions, please email Polly Jarman, the Natural Nations Project Manager.
On the day
The training day will include both inside and outside practical sessions, so please be prepared to bring outdoor and weather appropriate clothing,
The training day is free, and we will provide a vegetarian lunch with vegan options. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when registering.
We recommend that two members of staff from each school attend so you can support each other with implementing the resources in your setting.
Venues and timing
There are two training days, each held at a ‘research’ school in Leicester which has been involved in testing the Natural Nations resources. You only need to attend one of the following training days:
— Thursday 29th September at Mayflower Primary School – 8.45-16.30
— Friday 30th September at Sandfield Close Primary School – 8.30-15.30