On 11th July a group of students from North Carolina State University spent a day in the New Forest, learning about its history and its modern day management. The trip was organised by their Professor of Natural Resources and the Forestry Commission’s Ranger, Richard Daponte. Students were able to compare US National Parks with a very special English one and to learn about forestry, past and present. Continue reading US students choose the New Forest for their studies!
Insects are amazing and National Insect Week, 23rd to 29th June, is for discovering more about them and having fun at the same time! The Forestry Commission is supporting Insect Week with downloadable resources for schools and other visitors and information about insects at some sites.
The Forestry Commission Learning teams have been developing downloadable resources for teachers and other leaders to use in forests. They have information about trees and forests and most of them indicate links to the National Curriculum. There’s a whole range of activity ideas for self-led visits and links to some detailed resources on climate change.
The Forestry Commission’s Reptile Centre has hosted hundreds of visits over the last year, including school visits. Pupils have been able to learn about the reptiles living in the New Forest and to find out about the wildlife and habitats throughout the New Forest.