The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP) has received funding to deliver Teacher Training, as part of their Education project, supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and DAERA Challenge
The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP) has received funding to deliver Teacher Training, as part of their Education project, supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund and DAERA Challenge Fund.
Date: Thursday 7th October
Time: Morning Session 9:30am OR Afternoon Session 1:30pm
Duration: 2.5 hours (refreshments provided)
Location: Smith’s Strand, beside the Share Discovery Village, Lisnaskea https://goo.gl/maps/bSTRmQZSfrnpcc26A
Provider: Field Studies Council Ireland
Please register your interest using the following link: https://forms.gle/kHXKPpACzMzRooW1A
The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP) focuses on the conservation and promotion of Lough Erne’s landscape character and unique heritage. One of its projects, is an education project, which will focus on data collection and citizen science for both Primary and Secondary pupils. It will be supported by physical resources for schools, online lesson plans and activities, and interactive workshops, all of which are currently being developed. Ultimately, this project aims to create a one stop shop for online resources, lesson plans and activities, as well as a legacy of pupils who are confident about their natural environment and can help to conduct data science to learn more about their environment or support its conservation. The project will aim to engage pupils across Key Stage 1, 2 and 3.
In June 2021 LELP hosted an Education Forum for teachers in the Fermanagh area to provide thoughts and insight into their proposed education project. A request from this forum was the provision of Teacher Training to help support data collection within school grounds.
Field Studies Council Ireland are a leader in the provision of teacher training and outdoor education. The Teacher Training planned will focus on the following:
- Using the landscape available to provide outdoor education, with a focus on simple data collection activities for pupils.
- Simple identification of trees, bugs and plants, stepping away from latin names, and focusing on improving general knowledge which is usable for pupils.
- How to best utilise your outdoor school space for data collection activities and examples.
- How to conduct comparative studies and enable pupils to propose hypothesis and solve them.
This training is free and mileage costs for teachers will be covered.
Please complete the following form if you wish to attend: https://forms.gle/kHXKPpACzMzRooW1A
Please also feel free to share far and wide with your colleague or others who you feel may be of interest or benefit. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact Robyn, Environmental Education Officer via email@example.com.
Lough Erne Landscape Partnership