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CPD Training - School Grounds Habitat Mapping 13th May 4-5.30, Worthing High School

Wed 13 May 2015

Book your place: School Grounds Habitat Mapping 13th May 4-5.30, Worthing High School

The course leader Stephen Savage is a biologist, environmental educator and wildlife author. Stephen has been working with school in Sussex for over 30 years and has led workshops for the EYE Summit.

Habitat mapping is a whole grounds approach to helping and studying wildlife in your school grounds. This session will focus on how to create and use a habitat map of your school grounds. Through the use of case studies, the session will illustrate how a school grounds habitat map can create a valuable teaching resource and an increased knowledge of the ecology of your school grounds. A selection of case studies will be used to explore how the habitat map can provide opportunities for the use of science skills and higher order thinking skills. How pupils can create hypothesis about the wildlife that lives in the school grounds and evaluate and prove their hypothesis based on common animals such as birds, bees and snails. The habitat map can support many areas of the curriculum and we will look at a few examples. The session will also explore how information gained through outdoor learning in the grounds (such as a mini beast hunt) can help inform further grounds development and can even be used to evaluate the success of a new feature such as a birdfeeder or a bee garden. The habitat map is also a useful tool to involve the whole school and a means of creating a sustainable record of the school grounds which can be added to over the years.

The course is suitable for Teachers and support staff who have responsibility for eco, sustainability, environmental sciences/ecology, geography, natural history, alternative education methods and similar areas. The course outcome is to have a greater understanding of what habitat mapping is and how it can play a role in delivery of your curriculum.

These sessions are part of the Worthing and Adur E.Y.E. Project CPD taster sessions to help you deliver targets in the national curriculum. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF E.Y.E. your place is free, if not places are £10 per person.

Please complete the attached registration form or contact eye@worthinghigh.net . If you are a non-member you can also book your place via EPD.