Secondary & Further education All of the primary school activities can be adapted for Key Stage 3 students. We can also help to develop new activities to meet your specific requirements for GCSE & A-level field trips & course work. School Visits Ecological surveys Tourism Team building quadrat work, population sampling, human interactions, visitor surveys, possible conflicts and impacts and a variety of activities to encourage co-operation & Huntingdonshire District Council’s Countryside human impact & transects. how we try to minimise & resolve them, combining the needs of competition including den building, trust activities, Service offers a broad range of practical, hands on humans, dogs & wildlife. orienteering & compass work. education experiences for all ages at a number of sites MSc thesis & university projects Year 10 & above around the district. we can offer advice & support for work experience students undertaking a wide variety of ecological projects, we can also students can shadow & take part in a range of practical & educational Our aims offer ideas for study areas. activities with the Rangers. |To provide a high quality education service |To promote use of the countryside for education & leisure |To inspire the next generation of naturalists |To encourage respect for our environment Special needs Most activities can be adapted for students of all ages Why visit a Countryside Services Site? who have additional physical &/or learning requirements. |Specialist & highly experienced staff |Ranger to organise & lead your visit |All leaders are free Site Town Toilets Indoor Classroom Max no. Disabled |Free pre-visit to design your day Barford Road Pocket Park St Neots Limited No 30 Limited Paxton Pits Nature Reserve St Neots Yes Yes 1 coach Good |Full instructions & rotas given in advance Stukeley Meadows Local |Specialist equipment, identification charts & keys provided Nature Reserve Huntingdon No No 30 Limited Spring Common Huntingdon Limited No 30 Limited |Large selection of tried & tested activities to choose from Hinchingbrooke Country Park Huntingdon Yes Yes 120 Good |A wide variety of habitats to explore & study Coneygear Park Holt Island Nature Reserve Huntingdon St Ives Limited Limited Yes No 15 30 Good Limited |Good disabled access to many sites |Adapted activities for special needs groups You can find out more about our sites by visiting |Full risk assessments provided www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/parksandcountryside |Indoor facilities at 2 sites |Support for higher education students |Advice to enable you to organise independent visits It is essential to book early. Please contact us for further details and pricing. St Neots sites - contact the Rangers (01480) 406795 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Huntingdon & St Ives sites - (01480) 451568 e-mail: email@example.com Primary Environmental Education Primary Environmental Education Here is a summary of the main subject areas we cover for primary schools, each with a number of different activities for you to choose from. Mix & match activities from different subject areas to create the perfect outing for your group. At busy times set days will be offered. Pond dipping Habitats Literacy a universally popular activity to discover the compare plants from wetter & drier habitats, find out how use the surrounding environment as inspiration for Set days inhabitants of a pond, creatures are adapted for their creative writing, making up identify them & learn some habitat or look at the homes & word banks, poems and stories Hinchingbrooke Paxton Pits Nature fascinating adaptations for niches available within one in the field & follow up activities Country Park: Reserve: their watery life. specific habitat. in the classroom. Environmental Day 1 Farming & land use ; Pond dipping Learn about environmentally ; Grassland minibeast hunt & sensitive farming techniques Numeracy Geography Science flower structure & variety on the reserve and also discover the shapes hidden in discover the local area with a variety of scientific sampling & ; Tree activities discover the natural harvest. natural and man made maps & aerial photos, draw maps of the recording ; Discovery activities 1 structures, sort leaves into site, including a scale plan, plot found techniques for ; Discovery activities 2 Man & nature chosen categories, measure & objects on a map, work out compass minibeasts & plants. ; Geological history of the map a site or estimate ages bearings and grid references and make Use of microscopes Environmental Day 2 reserve and heights of trees. up a route for classmates to follow. for detailed study. ; Pond dipping ; Mans influence on the ; Grassland minibeast hunt & current landscape flower structure & variety ; Discover the gravel ; Tree activities processing plant ; Discovery activities ; Examining mammoth Tree work Discovery activities Minibeast hunting ; Woodland minibeast hunt & remains explore woodlands, meet a a selection of fun discover the smaller inhabitants of collages special tree, identify them and activities to increase grasslands & woodlands up close with the Science discover their ages or heights. observation skills and use of sweep nets, large sheets & Minibeasts ; Pond dipping Make leaf & bark rubbings or environmental magnifying glasses. Compare habitats ; Pond dipping ; Grassland minibeast hunt sort the leaves with a variety awareness using sight, with a minibeast survey & follow up in the ; Grassland minibeast hunt ; Sensory activities of numeracy activities. touch, sound & smell. classroom using the data collected. ; Woodland minibeast hunt ; Bird watching ; Microscopes & K’nex ; Woodland minibeast hunt ; Bee studies Environmental art Plant studies Fun! Habitats make observational compare plants from wetter & drier areas, scavenger hunts, ; Pond dipping & survey drawings, simple leaf discover the different shapes, colours & parachute games, ; Flower structure & variety & rubbings or large collages structures of flowers & plants. Transects & environmental comparing plants & sculptures which remain quadrats can be used for more scientific games, orienteering, ; Grassland minibeast hunt & on the site to be enjoyed studies. Seeds, berries & methods of den building and survey & animal homes by everyone. dispersal can be investigated in autumn. more.... ; Tree activities ; Woodland minibeast hunt & survey & collages Bees - Hinchingbrooke D&T Music Rivers - Paxton Pits Nature Reserve only Autumn Art Country Park only create a sculpture out of listening games, investigate the variety of water ; Collages learn about bees, how K’nex, make recycled making music with bodies from the source to the ; Tree dressing they live, how they floating vessels or make natural materials & sea, puddles, ponds, ditches, ; Music & dance in the woods help us and how they animal homes from natural moving to rhythms. streams & rivers. Look at ; Shapes, textures & patterns make honey. Watch materials. Explore Drawing sound currents, the water table & the bees in our hives. structures & shapes. maps. water cycle. Please see our contact details overleaf if you would like more information or to make a booking.
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