Fees: £185.00 Maintained Schools, £425.00 Independent Schools (RCUK funded Impact Award of
£165.00 available for Maintained Schools)
(This course is designed for Biology Teachers, Science Teachers and Heads of Science and aimed to cover key topics and issues at KS4 and AS level)
This course considers the nature and importance of biodiversity for all species. You will consider the work
that scientists do to judge existing populations of living organisms and how they try to predict the future
using modelling techniques. Ethical discussions are considered about the impact of humans and the conflict of economic necessity and conservation.
Colchester Zoo provides a perfect venue for this training. There will be input from Zoo staff explaining the
conservation work that they are undertaking. Research scientists Dr Les Cousins and Dr Nicky Slee from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex will lead sessions on The Nature of Biotechnology and The Human Impact on Biodiversity. Mark Iley, Essex Wildlife Trust, will discuss Managing Biodiversity.
Wayne Jarvis, Science Learning Centre Regional Director for Central England will present a hands-on
practical session on Extremophiles. You will come away with a range of ideas you can use to enhance
teaching and learning in the classroom.
Research Councils UK
Thanks to funding from the Research Councils UK, all CPD which is part of the Bringing Cutting Edge Science into the Classroom programme qualifies for an Impact Award bursary of up to £165 per day.
State funded schools, colleges or universities in the UK can benefit from this funding for teachers, technicians and those on Initial Teacher Training (ITT).
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