Climate change

This workshop is about climate change and its impact on the South Downs landscape.

The workshop includes an interactive discussion on the role of individuals (children and families) in helping to usefully reduce their carbon emissions. 

Our personal impact, responsibility and simple solutions we can do to reduce our carbon emissions will be underlined throughout.

Climate change workshop outline

This workshop is designed to create a safe space to explore the effect our choices in life have on carbon emissions and what achievable steps can be taken towards living a low carbon lifestyle. 

The workshop looks at climate change in its wider global context and then focuses on the impact on the local South Downs landscape and wider Sussex.

The workshop also explores the concept of One Planet Living.

Climate change workshop learning objectives

Through the workshop participants will develop an understanding of:

  • Climate change, its causes and impacts
  • Lifestyle choices and carbon emissions
  • Positive solutions and change to our lifestyles
  • Exploring ways to reduce our carbon footprint

Climate change workshop key stage links

The workshop links with different topics within the National Curriculum:

  • Key Stage 2: Science, English, Geography and Maths
  • Key Stage 3: Science and Geography

The workshop was developed as part of the Stanmer Restoration Project.  The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the BIG Lottery ‘Parks for People’ scheme, as well as Brighton & Hove City Council, Plumpton College and the South Downs National Park Authority.

If you are interested in this workshop as part of an Eco Education Day then please contact us.