AES Energy in Nature Session at Whitehead Primary School
Ulster Wildlife has a vast experiencing of ‘partnering’ with local funders, businesses and other voluntary/community groups to develop exciting and innovative educational programmes that are devised to facilitate engagement by particular a geographic/social/cultural or ability grouping with the natural environment or local environmental assets.
Working in partnership to develop and deliver inspiring programmes
The following are the educational programmes that we are currently running with a range of partners: corporate, council and voluntary/community sector.
CARING BREAKS: Ulster Wildlife is ‘partnering’ with local charity Caring Breaks to deliver the Natural World Challenge programme (funded by the Big Lottery fund). The programme provides opportunities for adults with learning difficulties and their carers in the Belfast area to learn more about nature and take part in a range of nature-themed activities and events.
WATCH THIS SPACE: A community engagement project between the Ulster Wildlife and Belfast City Council, it encourages local people to get outdoors and enjoy nature in parks across the city, as well skilling-up teachers and community workers to ensure the project's legacy.
FLIGHT IN NATURE: Bombardier (an Ulster Wildlife corporate member) currently sponsor Ulster Wildlife to deliver Flight in Nature sessions to school children for a specified number of local primary schools as part of their Flight Experience programme. Flight in Nature teaches children about the inspiration that ‘natural flight engineering’ has provided to aviation organisations such as Bombardier.
COLOUR & DESIGN IN NATURE: Peninsula Print & Design (an Ulster Wildlife corporate member) have just come on board to sponsor a series of Colour & Design in Nature workshops which will be delivered to 20 schools across Newtownards and North Down in 2012/13. The workshops are designed to help children explore how wildlife uses colour and design to survive, and how humans have taken inspiration from nature’s creations in their everyday lives.
ENERGY IN NATURE: AES (an Ulster Wildlife corporate member) recently sponsored Ulster Wildlife to deliver Energy in Nature sessions to school children for a specified number of primary schools local to their Ballylumford and Kilroot sites in 2012. Energy in Nature teaches children about the sources of energy in nature, how wildlife uses energy and energy conservation.
SCHOOL GROUNDS PROJECT: This new one-year project, supported by Northern Ireland Environment Agency, aims to help schools develop their grounds for wildlife by providing training and prcatical assistance to teachers. The project builds on the success of our Make Space for Nature Project, which ended in March 2011.
If you would like to talk to Ulster Wildlife about funding an educational programme or if you work with a voluntary/community group and would like to ‘partner’ with Ulster Wildlife to deliver a programme, please contact Christine Chambers, Development Officer for Discovery & Learning to discuss your potential project. Please telephone: 028 4483 3964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org