LEEF has a busy programme of events already confirmed for autumn. Fuller details will appear on www.leef.org.uk/events as they are confirmed but in the meantime, here is a sneak preview. Tales of the Thames Path training evening, Wednesday 19 October, 5-7.30pm, Lila Huset Professional Centre, 191 Talgarth Rd, London W6 8BJ The Urban Studies Centre explore how we can use the riverside environment for teaching history and geography skills to primary school children. Includes outdoor discovery and sharing the learning from the Centre’s current HLF project led by Carlos Izsak. Full details to follow but for further information in the meantime please contact Beth. Learning through participation, Saturday 12 November, 10am-6.30pm, Lambourne End Centre, Manor Road, Lambourne End, Essex, RM4 1NB This Saturday workshop will offer LEEFers the opportunity to participate in a number of activities available at the very impressive Lambourne End outdoors education centre. Delegates will be invited to learn new skills and reflect on how these can be adapted to their own professional practice with a particular focus on working with challenging groups (an area where the LE staff have a wealth of experience). There will also be supervised activities arranged for LEEF members’ children so even those of us with childcare responsibilities at the weekend can participate. The day will end with social networking time over the campfire. Lifts can be arranged to and from Hainault station on the Central Line in the LE minibus. £40 LEEF members (plus £20 first child, £10 subsequent children as appropriate). E-mail Beth for full list of activities. How do we know it’s working? Evaluation and longer-term behaviour change, 22 November 2016 Venue and
timings TBC. Speakers confirmed to date include Anne Finlayson of SEEd who will be giving brief presentations on: “What evidence do we have?”, an evidence framework to help with funding applications etc, and “Improving not proving” which will look at transformative learning techniques, what they are and what they show in terms of evaluation. Stephanie Pace of ZSL will present a case study based on a major ZSL research project that has looked at impacts of environmental education programmes on students and teachers. Further details to follow.