A NEW project is offering teachers across Derbyshire access to outdoor activities for schoolchildren.
The WildScience project, which is supported by the University of Derby and run by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, aims to encourage children to learn outdoors.
The free courses are run by environmental experts and are available to school and community learning groups in the county.
Pond-dipping, nature’s recycling, wild bushcraft and a mini-beast hunt are all activities pupils can access through the project.
Experts from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Enviro-Learn and the University of Derby are to volunteer for the project as part of WildVolunteering.
Beverley Rhodes of WildVolunteering said: ““After a successful pilot year last year we wanted to make WildScience available to more children across Derbyshire.
“The activities can be held in a school or groups’ own grounds or a local green space or park.”
Activities are linked to the national curriculum for maths and science subjects.