Notes from training events
Please see below for a sample of the training sessions that we've organised as part of LEEF.
LEEF Reading Group
Our LEEF reading group takes place quarterly and is based on articles from Urban Environment Education Review, Cornell University 2017.
You can read a selection of free chapters on the Nature of Cities website.
Reading group write-ups:
Environmental Art (April 2018)
What is Community Environmental Education? (January 2018)
Sense of Place (November 2018)
Climate Change Education (June 2018)
Social Media Training Seminar
Some brief notes from our training seminar on effective use of social media.
Faith and the Environment
This was an intriguing and thought-provoking day perhaps better captured in experience than notes! However, some brief reflections from the day can be downloaded below.
Creating Sustainable Schools: Linking food, waste and the curriculum
Notes from the day and copies of the two icebreaker games can be downloaded below. Step-by-step instructions for making Emily's fantastic no-sew T-shirt bags can be downloaded from her page in our Directory of LEEF Fellows.
Notes from Creating Sustainable Schools training
Biodegradability of Common Waste
Wetland Habitats Id Training
If you couldn't make this excellent training day at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust London, you can download notes from the day below.
Pondlife: amphibians and reptiles
Working With Schools
Beth's notes from this excellent short professional development course can be downloaded below. Any errors/other funnies are Beth's alone and definitely not due to our experienced trainer, Neil Herrington of the Cass School of Education and Communities!
Working with schools notes
Working With Teenagers: Overcoming The Barriers
Notes and some additional materials from this really useful training day can be downloaded below. Lots of tips and ideas to try!
Sample behaviour policy
Personal development plan
Working With Older Clients Outdoors
Some of the presentations and further references from this well-received training session can be downloaded below. Or you can link to Ione's report on animal-assisted interventions and elders or catch up with news from the Furry Tales project.
The Geffrye Museum - Older People and Gardens
Notes from presentation by Rebecca Smith
Online references from older clients training day
Struggling with yet another funding bid and not sure where to go for help? Check out the presentations from the three experts at our recent training seminar. You can also download our helpful funding for beginners guide.
Trusts and Foundations
Working with a fundraising consultant
Fundraising for beginners
Tales Of The Thames Path
Our friends at the Hammersmith and Fulham Urban Studies Centre led this training evening looking at an ongoing project working with 8 primary schools to uncover tales of the Thames path as it passes through the west London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea. Find out more about the project here and take a look at the wonderful film made by HFUSC and pupils from St Peter's Primary School.
Note that Carlos's 5 top tips from this project are widely applicable: