Learn about the benefits of being outside and ways you can encourage others to appreciate and enjoy the environment. We will share loads of activities you can use to encourage kids to really enjoy and explore the outdoor world around them. A course for teachers and those involved with learning outside. The course is open to anyone who interacts with children and equips them with the tools and ideas to enjoy their surrounding environment, be it in a small back garden to a big open woodland, the practices and games can be used in all areas. From minibeast hunting, to bird watching and tree identification. A wide area of topics will be covered to help spark that initial interest in children to enjoy and appreciate the environment.
The aim of this course is to give people the ideas and tools to help inspire and encourage outdoor play and appreciation for the environment.
Tutor: Dylan ByrneDylan Byrne has been working with children for over seven years from all backgrounds and environments. His background in environmental science and outdoor education combines perfectly to create a learning environment while having fun at the same time! He is a big believer in education through first hand experiences and tries to encourage as many people as possible to appreciate their local environments.
10.15 The proven benefits of how wellbeing and the outdoors are connected
11.00 Outside covering a wide area of games and basic ecology
13.00 Outside covering more games, wellbeing and ecology
15.30 Discussion and Evaluation
16.00 Course Ends.
All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course. Our courses include some classroom sessions but field visits may be a few hours long and involve walking over uneven ground.
Before You Attend
What to Bring
- Sensible clothing for the weather
- Appropriate footwear
- Lunch and Drinks (refreshments are provided)