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Throughout the pandemic, many of us have turned to nature for solace and respite. The benefits of spending time in nature and horticultural therapy are well documented in the scientific literature. This webinar explains how you can launch a Biodiversity Champion Challenge in your school to improve wellbeing.
The challenge is also an opportunity to engage your students and their families with the climate crisis and loss of nature, something that can feel somewhat intangible. This project is a simple way to empower students and their families to take action. Across Europe pollinating insects have declined by over 70%. In this seminar we will discuss what’s happening with nature and what we can do about it.
Time: 7 pm to 8 pm
HOST: Patrick Kirwan BSc PhD PGCE
Patrick is passionate about science, tackling inequality and nature. After a career in science as an epidemiologist, he trained as secondary science teacher with TeachFirst in London, a teacher training provider whose mission is to tackle educational disadvantage. While working in disadvantaged schools in London Patrick developed a bespoke model for a whole school nature curriculum. In school and community settings, Patrick uses nature as a conduit to foster wellbeing, leadership skills, confidence, resilience, environmental awareness and climate action. Having recently moved back to Ireland Patrick is continuing to teach nature and develop new school environmental models.
|Course Date||14-04-2021 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||14-04-2021 8:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||25-03-2021|
|Cut off date||14-04-2021 5:00 pm|
|Location||ONLINE (via ZOOM)|