Teacher training and school development for outdoor learning
- Focus on outdoor learning and nature-based play
- Suitable for primary and secondary teachers
- Delivered at Eden, in your own school, or online
- Free Autumn Term webinars
Our teacher training and school development opportunities are designed to help schools to get your pupils outside more for nature-based experiences, curriculum learning and health and wellbeing. We can deliver these courses at Eden, in your own school, or online. Find out about our free Autumn Term webinars.
At the Eden Project we are passionate about outdoor learning and nature-based play. We know that children are happier, healthier (physically, mentally and socially), and more successful as learners, if they have regular access to nature and the outdoors.
We offer training and professional development opportunities to help teachers take pupils outside as part of the everyday curriculum; to inspire schools to consider their culture of learning and play, and to re-imagine the potential of their school grounds.
Our aim is to support teachers to become outstanding practitioners of creative, outdoor learning. Our outdoor learning team are all qualified teachers who understand the challenges and practicalities of taking pupils outside. You’ll leave our sessions with your pockets stuffed full of practical tried and tested ideas.
'The day has massively inspired me to incorporate outdoor learning into the whole curriculum.'
Participating teacher comment
Free Autumn Term webinars
Taking your curriculum outside is a great solution for helping to keep everyone safer in school from September. Our free webinars led by Eden’s outdoor learning team will help get you started.
Wednesday 16 September, 3.30–4.15pm: Taking Learning Outside
Understand the benefits and opportunities, consider the risks, and explore the practicalities of getting your class outside in school grounds or local green spaces.
Tuesday 22 September, 3.45–4.30pm: The Primary Curriculum Outdoors
How can you reap the benefits of being outside and deliver a broad and balanced curriculum? Practical suggestions, activity ideas and resource suggestions to enable maximum learning outside.
Training for your school or MAT
Twilights, half- or full-day courses delivered in our beautiful outdoor learning space at the Eden Project, in your own school grounds or online. Choose from a range of courses or speak to us about your specific needs. Find out more about these training options.
Struggling for outdoor inspiration? Following an initial discussion, our online consultation will help you plan a programme to meet your curriculum needs and make best use of your outdoor space. Find out more about consultancy.
School grounds development
If you're dreaming of a new ethos at school where children learn and play outside, with the full support of parents, in a vibrant school grounds filled with inspiration and creativity, this is for you. We can help you with longer term school grounds development visioning, design and build.