Learning and schools resources

Educating young people is seen as one of the most important ways of influencing how our wetlands may be managed in the future – what children learn at school directly influences how they go on to lead their adult lives.

Much of our work is done with schools, delivering structured educational activities, which may or may not form part of the recognised school syllabus. Working with schools can be challenging, and teachers need to be convinced of the importance of the environment as part of their course work.

Many links can be made from different areas of teaching to the natural environment. For example, history of wetland drainage and management, art using nature as inspiration, science (biology, chemistry, physics), and even performing arts.

It is also important to remember that we all carry on learning into our adult lives, and outside of the formal education system. We work with families, the general public and communities to deliver education, through non-formal education activities. You may like to visit WWT’s Learn pages, which are packed full of useful information and activities for all ages of school children.

Below are just a few of the resources that might help you run a range of educational activities – we will be adding to this as members send in more resources.

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