Prof Margaret Low (WMG) and Prof. Des Hewitt (CTE) are looking for schools to collaborate on educational resources for the innovative Warwick University Campus Energy Trail. In March 2022 there will be a Green Week at Warwick to which we are hoping to make a contribution through the Energy Trail. Schools wishing to get involved, please contact Des for more information.
Warwick Energy Trail Educational Activities
The Warwick Energy Trail is a set of 22 sites across the University of Warwick campus which are aligned with aspects of sustainability, energy saving and environmental protection. This project aim to develop a range of activities, opportunities and participation from a number of groups centred on the Warwick Energy Trail.
The Warwick Energy Trail activities could be accessed by members of the local, regional and potentially national/ international community through access to the campus itself or indeed that the Warwick Energy Trail could be signposted on the University web-site, to enable participation away from the campus.
Ultimately, we would like to develop understanding of the key areas celebrated and thoughts provoked by the Warwick Energy Trail whether that be around energy consumption, alternative ways to generate energy or positive ways to sustain the planet. The activities will aspire to develop:
Awareness: of the issues and the detail at each site;
Engagement: through active learning and experiences that support learning and understanding in both the short and long-term;
Inclusion: and accessibility so that everyone can benefit from the trail (regardless of ability, background and culture etc);
Ownership: by creating opportunities to take the Warwick Energy Trail activities back to the participants own community (family, school, or organisation);
Application: of some of the activities experienced on the trail in different contexts, so that these become tools of learning and reflection which can be applied elsewhere;
Range of potential activities
- Virtual walk: film of walk through energy trail;
- Using energy trail to reflect on your own estate/ school energy consumption;
- Activities to do on the trail;
- Activities to do at home/ in school;
- Activities for teachers;
- Activities for trainee teachers;
- Activities for children;