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Tir Coed Dysgu am Goed (Teaching Trees) Education Officer

Dysgu am Goed is a pilot project jointly being run by Tir Coed and the RFS rolling out the Teaching Trees provision through the medium of Welsh into primary schools in Wales.

Teaching Trees is an exciting woodland learning project which delivers hands-on, curriculum linked activities to primary school groups. Linking schools with well managed local woodlands and forests, our sessions demonstrate the importance of trees for wildlife, for timber, for the environment and for fun!

Tir Coed is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, with an engaging teaching style, to take on this part time, self-employed role based in Ceredigion. The successful candidate will work on a freelance basis, developing and leading education sessions for KS1 and KS2 children, helping to inspire in them a love of woodlands and an understanding of why, and how, we manage them. They will need to be confident in marketing to schools and liaising with teachers and woodland owners. Sessions will be delivered at local woods / forests, including RFS members’ woodlands, ranging from small farm sites, to large country Estates.

Candidates are likely to have a higher education qualification in teaching, ecology, environmental science or forestry and will have experience of developing and delivering creative outdoor education activities. They will also need to be fluent in Welsh.  For further information, please contact Lowri Hopkins at dysguamgoed@tircoed.org.uk