Earth Days - Biology Workshops School Trips
The Sustainability Centre South Downs
The Sustainability Centre is an established environmental education charity delivering a wide programme to schools. We teach about all aspects of sustainability and encourage outdoor learning.
As well as our on-site programmes, schools local to the Sustainability Centre ( withing a 10 miles radius of the Centre in East Hampshire and West Sussex) can enjoy our outreach Earth Day workshops. Our experienced tutors can come to your school to utilise the school grounds , learn from the natural world, and inspire pupils about looking after the planet.
Why are The Sustainability Centre South Downs a great choice for bringing fun workshops into your school?
Our Earth Day workshops are great for schools as pupils have the opportunity to learn, in their schools grounds, about sustainability and biology, discover nature on their doorstep, use natural materials brought from our site, and engage with games, hands on activities and songs all about caring for the planet.
They are also great for Eco Schools Clubs.
What activities are available during group visits?
All topics are taught considering Sustainability and the principles of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.
Teachers can choose from 5 Earth Day topics.
Wonderful Willow KS1 & 2
All sessions include why willow is considered a sustainable , renewable resources, how it grows as a plant and the benefits to wildlife on our site. Pupils will learn how to weave the willow to make stunning craft pieces. Choose from willow fish, Saxon willow hurdles or willow planets.
Magical Materials KS 1 & 2
In this session pupils will explore natural materials to create artistic crafts. They will learn why it is important to use natural materials and experience the qualities and uses of them.
Creative Critters KS 1 & 2
Pupils will learn about biodiversity, the importance of conservation of wildlife, how some insects live and how species adapt to survive and what we can learn from them.
Playful Plants KS 1 & 2
In this session pupils will learn about the life-cycle of plants, how some plants adapt to survive and how to identify species. Pupils will also look at qualities of plants as inspiration for design with an introduction into biomimicry.
Meaningful Music KS 1 & 2
Pupils will learn about the basic principles of Sustainability through the wonderful medium of song and music. They will experiment with rhythms, use different percussion instruments and learn an earth based song with themes to discuss.
What size groups do you cater for?
30 pupils ( Can cover 90 pupils in a school day)
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
Is there first aid on site?
Yes we have fully qualified first aid staff
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
If you have outdoor space you would like some help with do let us know!
We can deliver Forest School programmes in your grounds, train your teachers in using the outdoor space in creative ways, or work with the pupils to plan your outdoor space as a vibrant learning zone!
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