OPAL Environmental Education Conference 2013

Escape from the Classroom, Saturday 9 February 2013, University of Derby

Following a successful event in 2012, OPAL staff in the Midlands hosted another free one-day conference bringing people together to share ideas and build partnerships.

Delegates representing more than 40 organisations attended talks and interactive workshops on topics such as making the most of school grounds and using outdoor learning to ignite enthusiasm for maths.

Environmental organisations including the National Trust, the RSPB and the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts also exhibited at the event.

Find out more about the 2012 conference


Download resources and handouts from the 2013 conference


Science circus workshop

Air pollution worksheets (ZIP, 2.4MB)

Discover classification pack (ZIP, 2.6MB)

Hazelnut mystery activity (DOC, 30KB)

Leaf miners activity (DOC, 140KB)

Natural pesticides activity (DOC, 45KB)

Oil pollution experiment (DOC, 93KB)

Pond dipping activity (ZIP, 23KB)

Worms activity (ZIP, 2.8MB)

Alien invaders activity (DOC, 41KB)

Friction fire activity (DOC, 41KB)

Owl pellets activity (DOC 43KB)

Wildcraft activity (DOC, 45KB)

Science enquiry workshop

KS1-2 science in school grounds (PDF, 1.2MB)

KS3-5 science in school grounds (ZIP, 4.3MB)


Maths workshop

Maths naturally (ZIP, 3.6MB)


Storytelling workshop

Storywalks and book building (PDF, 21KB)