Environmental Learning Cards
What is your school doing outside?
Take your learning outdoors!
This exciting resource has just been launched following the successful Outdoor Learning Cards.
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What is in the pack?
The Cards provide teachers, youth workers and outdoor staff with a series of easy to follow activities that can be undertaken on or close to the school site, centre or other setting. Each Activity stands alone in their own right, or can be further adapted and extended to suit specific needs and learning outcomes. There is guidance in each Card in support of this.
The Cards are divided into four areas of learning:
AWARENESS AND EXPERIENCE
These Cards encourage young people to experience the natural environment using a range of senses and to look at some of its component parts.
EXPLORE AND UNDERSTAND
Following on from first steps into the Environment comes the desire to explore it further and understand the many relationships that makes it what it is.
SUSTAIN AND CONSERVE
In developing an understanding of the Environment young people are encouraged to look at their impact on it and to develop a sense of stewardship in their long-term relationship with it.
CREATE AND SHARE
Appreciating our time in the natural environment and expressing how we feel towards the natural environment is the focus of the final set of Cards.
These four themes cover a total of 26 activities including Plant discovery, Literature in the environment, Measuring trees, Geology and buildings, Solar kettle, Bee friendly, Minibeast models and Fire making.
The Cards have been a created by a small working group of professionals in the field supported by a range of environmental organisations including the Outdoor Education Advisersí Panel, National Association of Field Study Officers, Field Studies Council, Institute for Outdoor Learning, Nottingham City Council and Countryside Wales. The excellent work undertaken by the John Muir Award is also recognised.