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WEBINAR: MAY FOSTERING NATURE ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES - Series#4

WEBINAR: MAY FOSTERING NATURE ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES - Series#4
DATE: Wednesdy, 5th May 2021   TIME: 7 p.m.  FACILITATOR: Patrick Kirwan BSc PhD PGCE

PLEASE BOOK ON THIS WEBSITE www.wtc.ie     A Zoom Link will be emailed to you prior to your webinar.

Biophilia is a phenomenon that describes how we have a primal urge to connect with nature.  As toddlers we are fascinated with the natural world.  We are captivated by the variety of colours, textures, and smells.  We are fascinated by worms, spiders, butterflies and bees.  However, as we grow older, we become detached from nature.  We become afraid of the very things that once enthralled us.  If an interest isn’t fed and nurtured it will wither and die. 

This webinar will discuss ways in which we can foster opportunities for our young people to engage with nature from primary right through to secondary school.  It will provide you with a range of practical activities which can be carried out in school or at home. 

Materials needed for the session (optional):

To make paper pots: paper, scissors, small herb jar, soya sauce bottle or curry container (or something similar).

To sow seeds: plastic soup container with lid, compost, seeds (flower or vegetable).

HOST:

Patrick Kirwan BSc PhD PGCE

Patrick is passionate about science, tackling inequality and nature.  After a career in science as an epidemiologist, he trained as secondary science teacher with TeachFirst in London, a teacher training provider whose mission is to tackle educational disadvantage.  While working in disadvantaged schools in London Patrick developed a bespoke model for a whole school nature curriculum.  In school and community settings, Patrick uses nature as a conduit to foster wellbeing, leadership skills, confidence, resilience, environmental awareness and climate action.  Having recently moved back to Ireland Patrick is continuing to teach nature and develop new school environmental models.  

Course Details

Course Date 05-05-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 05-05-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 25-03-2021
Capacity 50
Registered 7
Cut off date 05-05-2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price FREE
Speaker Patrick Kirwan
Select Hours 1
Location ONLINE (via ZOOM)

Eircode - X91 XD98

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