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Clair Watson

ECCE Consultant

CW Consultants

Clair is an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) consultant who works internationally with a range of nurseries, schools, government entities and NGO’s. She focuses on school improvement, curriculum development, training and embedding sustainable change practices to raise standards and make a difference to the lives of young children.


31 October, 2023 | 11:00 to 11:20
Nature-based learning in urban settings

In 2020, half the global population lived in cities, this is projected to reach 80% by 2050! It is therefore essential we connect urban based children with the natural world, but how? The workshop will elaborate on my article Nature-based learning in urban international settings ( and will discuss the skills and benefits of nature-based learning on young children’s, wellbeing, behaviour and learning. It will also touch on the importance of developing an awareness of eco literacy and understanding why and how to respect our fragile planet making links to COP28, Dubai. We will discuss three urban international settings, one in Kenya, one in Dubai and one in Hong Kong and how they have created their own nature-based learning programs. Nature-based learning can take place anywhere even if it’s just a clump of trees! Depending on the time allocated, practical solutions can also be incorporated.