Bringing biodiversity back to school grounds

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Our director Richard Dunne talked to Kirsty Porter, education and engagement officer for Surrey Wildlife Trust, and discussed how we can bring nature recovery to schools and instil a life-long passion for wildlife in pupils.

If you missed this event, watch it here 

Did you know that the UK is one of the world’s most nature-depleted countries? Climate change, habitat destruction and human activity all contribute to the loss of our incredible biodiversity. Schools can play an invaluable role in giving children opportunities to learn about – and protect- the diversity of the natural world. But how can we, as educators, ensure that pupils continue caring for Nature once they leave school?

Watch this webinar at which Kirsty Porter, education and engagement officer for Surrey Wildlife Trust, shared her top tips on how you can bring nature recovery to your school and instil a life-long passion for wildlife in your pupils.

Kirsty has taught in Surrey schools for over 25 years and is a qualified Forest School leader. She has worked for Surrey Wildlife Trust as an engagement and education officer leading education sessions for all age groups on their nature reserves and in school grounds for the past 11 years. Kirsty has a passion for getting children and young people outdoors connecting with nature and champions outdoor learning. She is currently fulfilling a research and advocacy role for Surrey Wildlife Trust helping to launch their upcoming project ‘Wilder Schools’ as part of the national wildlife trust’s drive to get 1:4 people ‘taking action’ for nature and is looking at how best to embed outdoor learning in the school curriculum.

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