homepage_iconLeicester City Council is organising a conference on March 16th with its focus on Creating Young Leaders in Sustainable Development.

The aims of the conference are to help practitioners support learners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development (Global) Goal 4.7.   It  will be a combination of workshops and activities “to inspire and engage” with opportunities to network, link research to practice, and share your own knowledge and expertise.  The event is aimed at EYFS and primary school practitioners, secondary school and post-16 teachers in higher education and universities who have an interest in environmental education or sustainable development.

The keynote speaker is Justin Dillon, Professor of science and environmental education at the University of Exeter, and an internationally-respected academic whose work covers science education and teacher education as well as environmental education.

The 16 Workshops (you can choose 4) include:

  • Bobbie Harvey, FACE & Lisa Didier, Food for Life – Food, farming and the future
  • Sarah Eames, Primary Science Teaching Trust – STEM and sustainability
  • Sarah Staunton- Lamb, Earthwatch – Citizen Science and the Global Goals
  • Martha Rose, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust – Using the outdoors in literacy and numeracy lessons
  • Zoe Fleming, University of Leicester – Measuring air quality around your school
  • Andy Chambers, South Derbyshire Environmental Education – Fab Food: ideas for reducing your school’s food waste

To book your place go to goo.gl/77mNQ8 and email Lee.Jowett@leicester.gov.uk for further details.