Speaker Profile: Jules Howard
Naturalist and wildlife conservationist
Jules is a well-liked naturalist and wildlife conservationist, noted for his slightly quirky style. Committed to encouraging the 'man in the street' to get involved in wildlife conservation, Jules's credits include The One Show, Living World, Nature of Britain and other outputs from the BBC's Natural History Unit.
Jules has headed up a number of national projects to save wildlife, including saving toads from roads, encouraging the masses to dig ponds and tackling 'nature deficit disorder' in young people (a subject he avidly blogs about, often neurotically). He runs a social enterprise which helps teachers and pupils connect with their local wildlife.
“The teacher's feedback from the sessions was fantastic! The teachers said his knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject was really impressive. He had a great rapport with the children of all ages and his resources were brilliant. We would be more than happy to welcome him back any time.”
St. John Fisher Catholic Primary School
“This was one of the days when I actually wished OFSTED could be present to witness the awe and wonder. The pupils loved the sessions. Jules had them captivated.”
Claire Hughes, Teacher, St Michael’s Junior School
“This was a fabulous experience for all our children and staff. Jules was extremely knowledgeable, was very well organised and developed a fabulous relationship with the pupils very quickly. It was one of the most exciting things our children have experienced this year (and staff!). It was excellent! We will definitely be booking your services again. Many thanks.”
Lynne Willis, Headteacher, Stoke Minster CE(A) Primary School
“Both children and adults had a great time, it was brilliant. We also had smiles on our faces all day and the children talked of nothing else. So much so that afternoon lessons were ditched to do lots of follow up work from the session. I don't think I've seen them that enthused about anything before so well done Jules!”
Amanda Goldinho, Teacher, Gawkesdale Primary School