This resource is a set of three lessons for children learning at the first SCQF level, inspired by the work of environmental heroes David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg and Poppy Okotcha.
Each lesson begins with a brief storytelling of the person’s work and aims, followed by learning through art and craft activities based on nature and the environment.
‘Through the magnifying glass’ activity example images by Jennifer Gullery, The University of Edinburgh, CC BY-SA 4.0
These activities encourage the children to consider, imagine and feel empowered to work towards the future that they want for the world. The children can develop their appreciation of nature and the ways in which humans interact with the natural environment. Through activities including nature journaling, crafting planters and storyboard or poster making, the students can apply their creative and observational skills whilst learning about the world.
Links to the Curriculum for Excellence: EXA 1-03a, EXA 1-05a, EXA 1-07a, TCH 1-11a, SOC 1-08a, SOC 1-09a, HWB 1-24a, LIT 1-07a, ENG 1-31a
This resource was created as part of the GeoScience Outreach Course which is a 4th year undergraduate course in the School of GeoSciences aiming to provide students with the opportunity to develop their own science communication and engagement project.
This resource was originally developed for Gorgie Farm Art School.
These resources were created by Jennifer Gullery for Gorgie Farm Art School, as part of the GeoScience Outreach course at the University of Edinburgh, under the supervision of Kay Douglas and Issy Key. The resource was adapted into an OER by Alyssa Heggison and the contents are available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 licence unless otherwise stated.