What will I be doing?
Overseen by Dr. Dan Bebber, Head of Climate Change Research for Earthwatch, TEACH EARTH participants will be immersed in conservation research and will be trained to play a critical role in data collection activities, including tagging and identifying trees, measuring their diameters, measuring leaf area and canopy cover, establishing the amount and timing of leaf fall, and gathering and classifying samples in the established plots.
Through this hands on experience with Earthwatch scientists, participants will develop new skills as field scientists and will learn about a broad range of curriculum relevant environmental topics, providing a real world context for teaching on environmental issues.
And when you're not 'hands on'
Teachers will also take part in a series of learning sessions and discussions run by experienced facilitators with an understanding of the education sector.
They will cover key elements of environmental literacy, helping you inspire and influence your students; our future environmental leaders. The learning programme comprises:
- Discussions on successful teaching of climate change and other environmental issues.
- Sessions to broaden personal understanding of environmental education.
- Networking with like minded teachers to share ideas for embedding sustainability into the curriculum and school ethos.
- Creation of action plans to inspire students both in, and out of the classroom.
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