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Nature as Teacher

Nature as Teacher

01 February 2021

16:00 to 17:00

Suitable for all teachers and SLT.

  • Look at the intelligence of Nature.
  • Learn from rather than learn about Nature.
  • Develop an inquisitive relationship.
Key themes:

Using Learning Outside the Classroom to deliver specific curriculum topics.

Session outline:

Using the science of Biomimicry we will look at the patterns found in Nature through the wildlife encountered in the South Downs National Park. We will learn about systems, processes and functions that nature has developed over 3.6 billion years. The greatest Research and Development ever. We can see how Biomimicry could help with the advancement of materials, technology, communication, transport, architecture and so much more.

Booking is essential:


This event is FREE thanks to funding from the South Downs National Park Authority COVID-19 Recovery Fund. The South Downs National Park Education Network have used the funding to develop a series of online teacher training sessions to support schools to deliver more Learning Outside the Classroom during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Start: 01 February 2021
End: 01 February 2021
Admission: FREE - Booking is essential

Location Details

Location Online - further details on booking

Organiser Details

Organiser's Name Nicola Peel - Environmentalist and Solutionist
Organiser's Website

" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "