Tuesday, 10 June 2008

National School Grounds week

The 9th to the 13th June is National School Grounds Week. School grounds provide excellent opportunities to help wildlife and also to create exciting learning opportunities for children. I have been comissioned by Brighton and Hove council to visit two Brighton and Hove schools to deliver a habitat mapping project I have developed. The project allows schools to map the various habitats that make up their grounds and provide a template for recording the biodiversity that is present throughout the year. This can be used to help indicate areas that can be further enhanced for wildlife. Much of this information can be gathered by children as part of topics that relate to the National Curriculum. The map is electronic and so can also include jpgs, movies and sound files. This approach also increases the scientific skills that children can use studying local wildlife and provides an exciting addition to classroom studies.

Here are some of the animals we saw during the week.

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