Earthwatch

Discover Earth - let the earth be your classroom

Discover Earth reconnects children with nature and science. We visit a school and use outdoor projects to make environmental science fun and inclusive, giving teachers the skills to take lessons outside. Our interactive science is compatible with the curriculum, and tackling environmental issues.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1094467)

open_in_new https://earthwatch.org.uk/
Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£2,280

Donations

25

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Situation

In a survey of 1,000 people we discovered that people believe that modern lifestyles mean that the younger generation often have little connection to nature. Over half of British parents say their children are spending less than one hour outside a day, despite 82% believing it important that they do so. 8/10 parents believe it important for their child to spend time outside and over a third said their children’s well-being and education would benefit from more learning outside the classroom.

Solution

Nature is good for children and children can be good for nature if they learn to love and protect it. Discover Earth is a full school day of sessions and interactive outdoor science sessions, empowering students to help tackle global issues. Our interactive science is compatible with the curriculum, and we provide ongoing support and resources for teachers giving them the skills to take more lessons outside.

  • "Feedback from the students so far has been overwhelmingly positive. They don't need an excuse to go outside and they find the activities fun and enjoyable."

    — Kasia Kozysa, teacher, London

  • "Feedback from the students so far has been overwhelmingly positive. They don't need an excuse to go outside and they find the activities fun and enjoyable."

    — Kasia Kozysa, teacher, London