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Teacher training on the beach

June 24, 2014
Author: Hannah

It was a tough gig, but someone had to do it… In glorious sunshine, on Polzeath Beach in North Cornwall, whilst a pod of dolphins leapt around the bay, Eden’s Schools Team ran a ‘Teach on the Beach’ session for around 20 teachers and educators from across the South West. The aim was to provide [...]

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Eden launches new apprenticeship scheme

May 12, 2014
Author: Hannah

We’re recruiting 20-25 apprentices to join us on the team! These lucky people will learn an occupation through a combination of working at Eden and taking part in off-the-job training and development delivered with Cornwall College. The apprentices will work across six teams. The new apprenticeship scheme is being run in partnership with The Cornwall [...]

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Cornish schoolchildren create giant den

April 4, 2014
Author: Guest

Students from 17 schools in the Penwith area of Cornwall have come together to create what could be the largest den in the world, with help from the Eden Project’s Education Team. More than 70 children took part in the challenge at Trythall CP school in Penzance to create the largest and most beautiful den [...]

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Nitrogen cycle diagrams for kids

February 19, 2014
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature event this half term (15–28 February 2013), you can explore the weird and wonderful world of plants, including some really strange specimens. Like oxygen, nitrogen is essential for living things to survive on Earth. Animals and plants need nitrogen to build amino acids in proteins, which are the building blocks of [...]

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Teachers have a night off at the Eden Project

November 8, 2013
Author: Guest

By Bran Howell Nearly 100 teachers from Devon and Cornwall came to the Eden Project for a special evening for schools last month. It was Eden’s way of saying thank you to all the schools that have supported us over the last 12 and a half years and a great way for us to get [...]

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Seven easy steps to introduce outdoor learning in your school

July 17, 2013
Author: Hannah

So, you’ve probably heard the benefits of outdoor learning a dozen times; alert, happy, healthy, well-socialised kids learning all sorts of curriculum-based subjects by doing… But when it comes to actually introducing outdoor learning into your teaching, we know it can feel a bit daunting. That’s why our Education Team, who have lots of experience [...]

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Get kids out in the garden and close to butterflies with these educational toys

July 16, 2013
Author: Guest

With schools breaking up for summer this week and the hot weather set to continue, encourage your kids into the garden with these educational toys. We’ve chosen 10 butterfly-themed gifts which will see children of all ages interacting and learning about these magical creatures. By Lucia House. Don’t forget to bring them to the Eden [...]

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Training day gets teachers out of the classroom

April 18, 2013
Author: Hannah

Our Education Team has just had a great day running a teacher training session at Bosvigo Primary school in Truro, Cornwall, where 22 members of staff turned up a day early for the beginning of term for a very unusual mission…. ….to explore a new planet (the playground) on a perilous space mission led by [...]

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Study at Eden on a new MSc course in sustainability

March 8, 2013
Author: Hannah

We’ve joined forces with Anglia Ruskin University and Change Agents UK to launch a new Masters course that will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to act as catalysts for sustainability. Entitled ‘MSc Sustainability: Working for Positive Change’, the Masters course is accredited by Anglia Ruskin University, with several modules being taught here at [...]

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Outdoor learning teacher training sows seeds in schools across the country

January 22, 2013
Author: Hannah

Teachers always tell us that they leave our teacher training days fired up with all sorts of outdoor learning ideas to take home and try with their own classes across the country. So we decided it was time to catch up with them and find out just what exciting things they’ve been up to since [...]

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