11/09/2021
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New handbook encourages children to engage with nature

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A new educational pack, Nature's Climate Heroes, has been launched this month by The Wildlife Trusts. 

The new handbook is designed to help primary school children understand the connections between the natural world, a changing climate, and people. It has been funded by players of People's Postcode Lottery.


The Wildlife Trusts hope Nature's Climate Heroes connects children with the natural world (Matthew Webb).

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The project aims to address how climate change is taught by changing the focus from a scary and overwhelming subject to something that can be tackled through collective action, provide teachers with a structured and comprehensive guide to help deliver lessons about how human activities are connected to the changing climate and empower children to take actions in their communities.

Fiona Groves, Education and Learning Manager at The Wildlife Trusts, said: "The interlinked climate and ecological crises present the biggest challenges ever faced by humanity. This can be extremely daunting, especially for children with their whole lives ahead of them.

"In this crucial decade for determining the future climate, we want children and young people to understand how nature can help us while empowering them to take action in their communities. It's so important teachers have access to engaging resources that give them confidence to teach these issues and that children, as well as adults, feel able to make a difference."