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From Fossils to Falcons: the wildlife of the South Downs Tuesday, 24th November 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Online training session for teachers in Sussex

Tutors: Michael Blencowe and Katie Eberstein

The South Downs National Park is home to a huge array of wildlife – the chalk grassland is one of the rarest habitats in this country. The session will give teachers a brief overview of the history (and pre-history) of the South Downs and focus on some of its most iconic animals including Glow-worms, Adonis Blue butterflies and the impressive Peregrine Falcon, their lifecycles and adaptations. It will look at practical considerations for working on the Downs and basic equipment to take with you. Examples of simple fieldwork and surveying techniques will be explored. Teachers will also have an opportunity to consider how a visit to the Downs can be used as a stimulus for further work back at school, enhancing different areas of the curriculum

Key aims of session

  • To enhance teachers understanding of different geology and species of the South Downs
  • To learn basic fieldwork techniques to use with students on the South Downs
  • To explore how the species of the South Downs can be used to teach different curriculum areas

How to book

Booking for this online event will open shortly

Further details

Please email Katie Eberstein