Children in Permaculture (CiP) project
Resources about engaging Children in Permaculture
CiP are delighted to announce the publication of a survey of resources about engaging children in permaculture. With 314 resources including books, websites, lesson plans across 5 languages anyone interested in the field of outdoor learning will find some useful information within. Check it out here.
Outdoor Classrooms: A Permaculture Education with Children with Carolyn Nuttal and Janet Millington
Three teacher training courses were held in Britain with two in London and one in Gatehouse of Fleet, Galloway, Scotland. Feedback from a teacher who attended the training in Gatehouse was "It was the best training course I have ever done!" Delighted with the success of this course led by international experts Carolyn Nuttal and Janet Millington, teachers across the country are now deepening the permaculture education of children throughout Britain.
To learn more about the other training courses, check out the dedicated Children in Permaculture website.
Children in Permaculture in the press
We have been delighted to read articles in the local press about this innovative project, in
Learning for Sustainability Scotland: This month's newsletter highlights Children in Permaculture
The Galloway News article on 26th May included a double-page spread entitled "Aussies' visit was a g'day"
About the Children in Permaculture (CiP) project
CiP is an innovative project of international cooperation bringing together key educators (from different schools, nurseries, practices and countries) in order to cross-fertilise, share and synthesise ideas, which will strengthen the capacities of all involved.
Children in Permaculture is a 3-year project funded through Erasmus+ Key Action 2: School Education, which started in September 2015. The partnership is across 5 countries: UK, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Italy. The lead partner is the Permaculture Association (Britain), and the other partner in the UK is Gatehouse School.
This international exchange will develop, test, adapt and implement practices in permaculture education with children. It will:
- develop a permaculture curriculum suitable for children
- create well designed materials for educators
- collect and create an open education resource
- foster a cohesive society through learning with people from other countries and cooperation between formal and informal education settings
- share best practice and new perspectives on designing kindergartens and schools, and promote better outdoor learning experiences for children.
There is lots more information about the partners, the intellectual outputs and more on the dedicated website: www.childreninpermaculture.com