Curriculum topics available: Team building.All of our activities require a degree of teamwork and collaboration, as well as facilitated group discussion. This format of teach fits well with our inclusive conservation sessions, and will push your group to consider how they can work together to help nature.
Curriculum topics available: Plants, Animals including humans, Living things and habitats, Evolution and inheritance, Ecology and environment, Life Cycles, Minibeasts, Habitats, Underwater Animals and Habitats.Every activity we run is rooted in our wild setting and the conservation values that run through the RSPB. Our sessions discuss food chains, habitat, interdependence, nutrient/resource cycling and much more against a backdrop of an active, well-studied ecosystem.
Curriculum topics available: Water cycles, Environment, Climate zones and biomes , Fieldwork.The geography of our reserve is central to how the wildlife grows up around it and can be emphasised in our sessions which focus on habitat and ecosystems. We cover nutrient/resource cycling, pollution, human impact and more in an environment with active, ongoing land management.
Curriculum topics available: Sustainable living, Global warming, Climate change, Conservation.The geography of our reserve is central to how the wildlife grows up around it and can be emphasised in our sessions which focus on habitat and ecosystems. We cover nutrient/resource cycling, pollution, human impact and more in an environment with active, ongoing land management.
We usually cater for single classes of 30 (minimum group size of 10) but can take multiple groups up to a maximum of 60 children (two classes) on a day. If you have a group larger than this, please don't hesitate to get in touch to find out if we can accommodate you.
Our sessions aim to be outside as much as possible. We do have a small room that may be used as a base to store bags/packed lunches for the day and can potentially be used at lunchtime if the weather is very poor.
RSPB learning staff are first aid trained and will carry a basic first aid kit. DfE guidelines state that the visiting school is responsible for providing a teacher/adult helper with a good working knowledge of first aid and an adequate first aid box. Our nature reserve has emergency procedures in place that all learning staff are familiar with.
Yes - we have wheelchair user-friendly paths, pond dipping area, bird hides and toilet facilities as well as disabled parking bays.
Yes - we can cater for a wide range of needs and often have special educational needs schools use our services.
We are passionate about nature and are dedicated to saving it. Since we started in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but we've grown to meet them too.
We are the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the protection and home it deserves.
A huge part of our work is about getting young people outside and experiencing nature first-hand. We can create the ideal session that will meet your group’s needs for experiential learning and instil a passion for nature.
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