Online: Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture Course
A course for school & nursery teachers, forest school leaders, nature kindergarten teachers, parents and other educators to learn how to engage children in all aspects of permaculture, learning from nature with a child-led approach.
Permaculture is about working with nature, based on deep observation and understanding of the principles which underpin natural systems. Childhood is the ideal time to get to know nature, and how nature works, through play and experimentation.
*Find out how permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to education, in how we speak, the activities we engage in and in the spaces we design.
*Discover some great benefits of outdoor learning, including relevant research, and learn how to create session plans which engage the whole child: eyes, heart, hands and head, through active participation in a session learning about soil.
*Look at different garden designs both in school and home gardens and get involved in a practical activity such as testing soil.
* Learn about the different activities that we can do with children and, more importantly, think about how the way we approach the child can enable us to think of infinite possible activities.
*Meet other like-minded people on the course
This training course is being led by Lusi Alderslowe and Nim Robins, who are certified Children in Permaculture Trainers, and is the produce of the European ‘Children in Permaculture’ project in which best practice has been shared across the continent from Finland to Italy, Scotland to Romania:
“The future of our planet depends on a change of consciousness, in which the people and the resources of the natural world are no longer taken for granted and exploited without considering long term impacts. Supporting children from early childhood to develop a sensitive, compassionate and cooperative relationship with each other and the natural world is a crucial step in generating this new consciousness” (p. 1, The Children in Permaculture Manual; Alderslowe, Amus & Deshaies, 2018).
Times below given for UK (London) timezone. To find what time it will be in your timezone click here.:
Day 1: 16:30-20:30 Thursday 25th November 2021. With 30 min break, with tasks which can be done before the next session with/without children.
Day 2: 16:30-20:30 Thursday 2nd December 2021. With 30 min break, with tasks which can be done before the next session with/without children.
Day 3: 16:30-20:30 Thursday 9th December 2021 . With 30 min break
PRICES (in United Kingdom pounds sterling):
Organisation / Good wage £180. If you can afford it, paying this amount will allow more unwaged people to join
Waged (e.g. teachers working full time). £120.
Low waged (household income of less than £13,000 p.a.). £80.
Unwaged (e.g. student). £40 (limited to 2 people).
There is also a scholarship place for someone from the majority world, please inquire.
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- 12 hours of online tutor-led time with a maximum of 21 students including introductions, presentations, Q&A, and small group discussions.
- Activities for you to do after one session and before the next (including practical outdoor activities)
- 800+ activities which you can do with children
- A Children in Permaculture certificate if you attend the whole course
- Access to a dedicated online group chat for ongoing interaction with the participants
- Opportunities to speak with other people who are interested in engaging children in permaculture