Eco-Explorer is a venture created by primary science consultant Steven Lewis-Neill. Steven’s many years of primary school teaching experience and a passion for Ecology and the environment formed the basis of this project.
The increased uptake in mobile devices combined with a new focus on ‘the outdoor classroom‘, ‘Eco-Schools’ and ‘Forest Schools’ create a gap perfectly suited for Eco-Explorer. Work began in early 2012 on a web-based outdoor learning platform designed for primary schools using iPad devices and Eco-Explorer has been trialled, tested and developed in schools from Sutton to Singapore!
Steven Lewis-Neill is a fully qualified and experienced Primary Teacher – having taught in each year group from Foundation Stage to Year 6.
He has worked as a Science subject leader and delivered staff training in Scientific Enquiry (Sc1). As part of his MSc he conducted research in Liverpool primary schools investigating the positive effects an animal can have on a child’s self-esteem. After completing his Masters degree in Animal Behaviour the aim was to engage young children with nature. In 2007 he set up WildWorkshops, providing a unique outside service for schools, teaching towards the science curriculum through practical workshops involving a variety of British wildlife.
Steven has since delivered sessions at the British Science Festival, Big Bang Fair and many regional science conferences and writes as Innovate My School’s ‘industry expert’ on nature and outdoor learning. Steven also delivers CPD across the North-West of England for the Science Learning Network.