Environmental Heroes!

A partially silhouetted tree with a sunny blue sky in the background.

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.

View and download the resource on tes. 


Header Image: “Nature” by ChrisA1995 via flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://flic.kr/p/aDtoGZ