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NatureGrid September 7, 2007

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I’ve mentioned some of the sites that make up Canterbury Envionmental Education Centre‘s wondeful NatureGrid resource in the blog before.

The most famous of these sites is Sebastian Swan’s Infant Explorer which was created by Kent teachers and includes wonderful KS1-targetted big books, teachers’ & parents’ pages, science links and lots of Literacy lesson plans and resources. Sebastian even has his own weblog!

The NatureGrid site has absolutely loads of other nature and habit themed pages. There’s material on ponds, woodlands, grasslands, plants and rivers. There’s a section on art, the Eco-Explorer sustainability website and also web quests that involve locating answers to questions using NatureGrid.

NatureGrid includes annotated QCA units of work that demonstrate where and when the websites can support learning. This site shows how well environmental centres, local teachers and council advisors can work together to produce material that can help educate students across the country.