Aberdeen Biodiversity CPD Sessions

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We are delighted to highlight some new CPD Opportunities on offer from the Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre.

Marvellous Minibeasts (03/05/2017 or 30/05/2017)

This CPD session aims to train teachers in the use of the excellent resources found at Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre and Cruickshank Botanic Garden. Participation in this workshop will enable teachers to deliver activities that increase the child’s awareness and appreciation of the diversity and importance of invertebrates in the environment.  Teachers will also develop confidence in identifying mini-beasts and communicatingtheir diversity and interdependency through 1) invertebrate handling which will engage the child’s observation skills, and 2) outdoor activities which identify mini-beasts in their habitats.

To book please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marvellous-minibeasts-registration-32914062848

Pond dipping (09/05/2017 or 31/05/2017):

This CPD session aims to train teachers in the use of the excellent resources found at Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre and Cruickshank Botanic Garden. Participation in this pond-dipping workshop will enable teachers to deliver activities that increase the child’s awareness and appreciation of the diversity and importance of freshwater invertebrates and their food chains.   Teachers will also develop confidence in identifying mini-beasts from aquatic environments and in leading outdoor learning sessions.

To book please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pond-dipping-registration-32914504168

What’s the point of plants (6/6/17)

This CPD session aims to train teachers in the use of the excellent resources found at Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre and Cruickshank Botanic Garden. This will enable teachers to lead activities that increase their pupils’ awareness and experience of the natural world.

This session is built around curriculum point SCN 2-02b – demonstrating how plants have benefitted society.

Teachers will be introduced to 4 major plant groups and have a discussion session on the ways plants have been used by people. Using the centres microscopes teachers will then have the chance to explore some of the evolved characteristics of these groups. Afterwards there will be an outdoor session to find some native Scottish trees, and learn how they are used by people

To book please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whats-the-point-of-plants-registration-32916278475


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