Environmental Education for Kids
The Buzz Club knows how important it is to get kids excited about nature from a young age, as well as understanding the holistic well being advantages of being outside. We would love to bring the Buzz Club to your schools, getting kids interested in our projects and how else they can support nature.
Our Team's Background in Environmental Education
Issy and Linda will be your contacts for Environmental Education with the Buzz Club and will deliver your sessions and webinars. Read a bit more about their experience below:
Issy has been working in environmental education for the last 3 years, with experience in developing outdoor education programmes funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. She is Forest School Leader, working throughout Sussex, Essex and London as a Bushcraft facilitator. Issy enjoys working closely with schools to develop and deliver sessions supportive of the national curriculum. She believes in the importance of getting children enthused about nature at an early age!
Qualifications/training in this field include:
-Forest School Leader Level 3
-Outdoor First Aid & Emergency First Aid
- Bat Walk Leader
-Woodland Condition Assessment and LANTRA Basic Tree Inspection
-An introduction to a Trauma-based Approach
- Introduction to Natural Mindfulness and Forest Bathing
Citizen Science Cooridnator
Linda is an Entomologist with a focus on urban biodiversity and citizen science - so, bugs in towns and how we can study them! She has worked primarily in public engagement and science outreach/education since finishing her PhD, including working with the British Ecological Society and the Endinburgh Science Festival.
Along with her role at the Buzz Club, Linda currently focuses on nature in Nottinghamshire, working with community gardens, home-schooling groups and local environmental organisations to deliver education, insight and entertainment through tailored ecological sessions.
PhD: "Pollination ecosystem services and the urban environment."
MSc Entomology (Imperial College London); MA Zoology (University of Cam bridge).
Request a School Visit
Bring the Buzz to you by requesting one of our school visits. One of the aims of the Buzz Club is to engage as many people as possible in UK nature, with emphasis on the science behind these creatures and how we can help them. See below the sessions we currently offer. Each of these can be tailored per age group and aim to help you hit targets on the national curriculum as well as potentially increasing local biodiversity.
These are only available in Sussex and Nottinghamshire currently.
This session is great for all key stages. We will explore your outdoor area, looking for bugs and their habitats. Depending on the age we will investigate adaptations, what animals need to survive and can plan experiments relating to this.
Key stage 1 & lower 2: Learn about insects and create your own bug hotels from recycled materials. Explore different materials and their properties.
Key stage upper 2, 3 and above: Take part in one of our bug hotel experiments. Learn about the insects you are building for, and practice setting up scientific experiments.
For Key Stage 3 and above:
Explore your outdoor space using different ecological equipment and learn how to take great nature photos using your phone. Dependent on the weather, we may also be able to learn how to use the sun to create prints.
Request a Webinar!
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