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Outdoor Learning Webinar Suite Webinar #1 - Launching a Biodiversity Champion Challenge

Outdoor Learning Webinar Suite Webinar #1 - Launching a Biodiversity Champion Challenge

This webinar series is a collaboration between Kilkenny Education Centre, Co. Wexford Education Centre and Waterford Teachers' Centre.

Throughout the COVID-19 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 scientific literature. This webinar will explain 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 Challenge is a simple way to empower students and their families to take action. Across Europe, pollinating insects have declined by over 70%. In this webinar, participants will discuss what’s happening with nature and what we can do about it.

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Patrick Kirwan

Patrick is passionate about science, tackling inequality and nature. After a career in science as an Epidemiologist, he trained as a 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 Properties

Course date 14-04-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 14-04-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 500
Cut off date 14-04-2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Patrick Kirwan, BSc, PhD, PGCE
Number Hours 1
Location Online (via Zoom)

Eircode - R95 RH97


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