WildSkills EU course in Padova Italy

University Students in PT, UK & HU - join us in Italy (5-9 Sep 2022)

Are you a current or recent student at University of Evora, Portugal or any University in Hungary or the UK? **. 

University of Padova students please follow this link

You can apply to be accepted on to our project and then be part-funded to travel to our Erasmus+ Wildskills EU training course in Padova, Italy from 5-9 September.  The link to the application form is in the box at the bottom of this page.

Calling UK and Hungarian students, please note: To reduce our carbon footprint we till try and travel overland by train, you may need to allow 4-10 September including travel).

The cost of this course (travel, accommodation and staff tutor time) are supported by Erasmus+. You might need a little cash for local bus rides and tea/coffee/snack along the way. Students must arrive at their own expense at their country’s point of departure on the given date/time.

**If you are attending a University in another country please read the information in the ‘Virtual Meeting’ panel below.

WildSkills EU course in Padova Italy

This course will focus on helping you on your journey to be a science communicator / trainer / teacher.  You will be supported by our project team and fellow participants as you explore and develop your skills in presenting.

This is a 5-day course / learning experience to Padova, Italy from 5-9 September 2022

We will look for inspiration from 3 of the Wildskills EU courses:

Tree identification, forests and surveys
Nature Journal making
Birds in Education
and you will use these during our time in Padova to learn to be Effective Environmental Influencers as you develop and deliver your team’s live training/teaching session



This course comes with a certificate of attendance from our hosts at University of Padova and e-badge and Europass recognition for the skills you will gain.

We are delighted to be hosted by the University of Padova. We hope that some of their University students will join us for this course.

*Please be aware that if you are still at University you may need to negotiate with your Tutor/Course leader time away from lectures/tutorials in order to participate in this course.

The course

Day 1

  • We all arrive in Padova, settle in and get to know each other
  • You hear about the learning objectives of this training course

Day 2

  • Exploring how to create a positive learning environment (growth mindset)
  • How to plan a lesson for a specific audience
  • Sessions demonstrating learning content from:
    • Tree i.d.
    • Birds in Education
    • Nature journals

Day 3

  • How to deliver outdoor environmental sessions
  • Exploring communication and leadership skills
  • Time for your team to work on lesson plan ideas

Day 4

  • Time for your team to get ready to showcase your lesson plan and its teaching
  • You and your team showcase your lesson plan (15mins)
  • You and your team showcase one part of your teaching idea (15mins)
  • Zoom: Virtual meeting with international audience
  • We visit the local city for a cultural experience

Day 5

  • Discussion, feedback and evaluation
  • Time to say goodbye and travel home

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation and food will be provided.  Three (3) students per room (most likely) with shared en-suite facilities.  Food (three meals a day) will be taken in our hotel or local cafes and restaurants.  In addition you may wish to be ready to buy your own additional tea /coffee / snacks while traveling or enjoying the local culture.

Once in Italy, expect a range of engaging activities within long days involving some tram and train travel to/from various venues.  Expect good humour, lots of laughs and hard work.  We create a positive learning environment in which it is ok to make mistakes from which we learn.  Expect our support during your time with us and expect to make friends and links to networks for your future.

Previous participants have said...

Previous course participants have said:

‘I just wanted you to know that you’ve changed my life… changed how I see things. The positive approach has allowed me to realise I can do this stuff.  Thank you’

“I really enjoyed the course and feel it would enhance my CV and help with future job prospects. I believe it is another very important string on my bow.”

I have acquired practical knowledge during this program, and I am sure this experience will help me in my professional life…”

“During my participation in the project, I improved my team working skills because I had never really collaborated with people from other countries. Moreover, I learned to become more spontaneous and self-confident…”

As someone who is not usually very adventurous I felt that the experience really bolstered my confidence. It highlighted to me that I could both enjoy and positively contribute to projects like this…”

Application form

Wildskills EU student application form

Applications close 23.59hrs (London) on Wednesday 13 July

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University of Padova students

If you are a University of Padova student & would like to join us, great – applications are open and if accepted onto the project you will just need to get yourself to each course venue each day at your own expense – please email us for more on this @ info@ambios.net