WWT’s Generation Wild programme will connect 45,000 children and their families with nature. It includes FREE school visits (including free transport), FREE visits for families and a specially designed website to encourage continued nature-connection activity at school, at home and in local greenspaces. The programme is now open to eligible schools, with places offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Eligibility criteria (based on % of pupils eligible for free school meals) vary across centres so please visit the Generation Wild website to find your nearest centre and see if your school qualifies.
On July 3rd Green Schools Project brought together almost 200 students from years 5 – 12 and from 13 different schools for a student conference. The event featured a range of speakers who delivered thought provoking talks to the students, and then several workshops exploring effective communication and action planning.
Read their event blog and watch video highlights. Read More.
From September 2021 they will also be offering their Zero Carbon Schools to schools in the London area. This is a fully funded programme aimed at involving students in the schools journey to zero carbon emissions. You can find out more on their webpage, here. Or email Beth to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part-Time Teacher Training Officer
Lead the development of a centrally administered teacher training programme supporting teachers to deliver more impactful learning that deepens students connection to nature, and helps them take action to protect and enhance it.
This role is about supporting the development and delivery of an existing CPD programme, but you will also be developing new pilot CPD initiatives and adapting delivery for the country/area it is being delivered in. You will also be supporting ‘Meadowsong’, which is a new teacher training partnership using art and music to inspire young people about nature and share this with their communities.
You’ll need to work with social scientists, volunteers, and other team members.
This job has no fixed location. Closes 22nd July. Read More.
International School Grounds Conference 2021
Learning through Landscapes are hosting this conference in Stirling, Scotland, over the 23rd & 24th September, to bring together and discuss outdoor learning, play, and school grounds. The weekend features a packed schedule of keynote speakers and discussion, bringing together experts from around the world.
In person and online. Read More.