Online teacher training

15 January 2021 | Posted in Katie Eberstein
Online teacher training
Toad © Dave Kilbey

By Katie Eberstein

BHCC Environmental Education Officer

Calling all Teachers

We miss working face-to-face with you, but hope the following resources will help inspire you to take learning outside in the Spring. With the current climate and biodiversity emergency, and more and pupils involved in screen based learning, the benefits of outdoor learning and connecting with the local environment has never been more important. As part of the South Downs National Park online teacher training, Sussex Wildlife Trust are offering 3 FREE webinars for teachers.

To book your place, please email [email protected]

Thursday 21 January 4:00 – 5:00pm

Oh no, we’ve got to go through it – using nature, stories and imagination to help children adapt to the uncertainties of Covid19, Climate Change and other issues.

Run in partnership with the University of Sussex.  Full details here

Tuesday 9 February 4:00 – 5:00pm

From Toad Abodes to Mini Meadows – creating small scale wildlife habitats in your school grounds

Full details here

Wednesday 15t March 4:00 – 5:00pm

From Fossils to Falcons: the wildlife of the South Downs – a teachers guide

More details here

You might also find some of the resources prepared during lockdown#1 useful:

We look forward to the time when we can all get out more, welcome schools back to our centres and enjoy Outreach visits in school grounds and local areas.


  • Lesley Lewis:

    16 Jan 2021 18:11:00

    I’m really interested in these I’m an Early Years teacher ( EYPS) in a charity setting that is outdoor focussed and moving towards forest school . We work with very vulnerable and disadvantaged children . Would this be something my workers could book onto as well who are Early years Leaders and practitioners ?

  • 17 Jan 2021 21:55:00

    A truly inspired initiative that I’d love to see repeated for FE and HE students – and adult and SEND too.

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