A CPD course exploring and connecting to our natural environment
You will enjoy a varied, experiential course that explores our connections with nature.
Participants will expand their own relationship with nature and practice techniques
to help their students reconnect with the natural environment.
"Very good course with enjoyable, engaging content." Mary
Face to face, 20 hours, 1 – 5 July 2024
Nature, Thinking and Wellness
with curricular links to Science and Geography
held in the beautiful walled gardens and ancient woodland at
Ballin Temple, Ardattin, Co. Carlow
CPD course, DoE approved for EPV days, ESD course category
You will enjoy a varied, experiential course that explores our connections with nature. Participants will expand their own relationship with nature and practice techniques to help their students reconnect with the natural environment.
The course is focused on Education for Sustainable Development and Well-being with application to the curricula of Science, Geography and History.
Enhance eco-literacy to recognise and express links between curriculum strands and real world.
Deepen teachers’ awareness of the scale, complexity and dynamic of diverse interrelated natural systems of which we are all a part. Reconnect with nature to awaken senses. Plan for a greater level of outdoor education on a weekly basis.
Lower stress and nurture calm engagement among your pupils. Individual learning is enhanced through mindful tools to help teachers observe their own internal responses. This can become an individual practice that affects the school environment. Children can learn and benefit from mindfulness, which promotes self-awareness and wellness in children and is helpful in countering disruptive influences of social media from outside school.
Discuss challenges like social media and dealing with bureaucracy.
Explore ways of creating further high-quality learning opportunities with students through SESE curricular links wellness awareness.
At the end of this course you will have the confidence, skills and resources to nurture natural talents that focus on the skills in the SESE curriculum and engages a multi-modal approach to learning about the environment.
We really enjoy the CPD courses and so do our participants. This is what they have said in the past:
A wonderful week’s course – I thoroughly enjoyed! Would highly recommend.
Thank you to Tom and Pam for a wonderful CPD course.
Excellent course. All teachers should do it compulsory at the end of each year. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. I began a shell of myself, ended back to myself. Thank you.
Great atmosphere, really enjoyed the week with Tom and Pam. Will be back!
Very good course with enjoyable, engaging content.
Thank you for a beautiful week
Really enjoyed the week. It was relaxing, informative and great fun! Tom and Pam are passionate about what they do and this makes all the difference. Keep up the wonderful work.