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									 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: paxtonpits@btconnect.com
Huntingdon & St Ives sites - (01480) 451568
e-mail: hinchingbrookecountrypark@huntsdc.gov.uk
    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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