Hand-made creations often catch the eye and the imagination- that’s why we still use a lot of sugar paper, pine cones and plasticine in our work with schools. At this year’s New Forest show, families were invited to try their hand at making sculptures for our stop motion animation telling the story of the 800 year … More Animating the past- Charter of the Forest
Show the Love and Collect Stories for the Tree Charter this February The Woodland Trust are nearing the end of story gathering for the Tree Charter campaign! You have until the end of February 2017 to add your voice to the Charter for Trees, Woods and People to tell us why you value your trees … More Show the Love: Guest Blog
With a heavy focus now on biology in the National Curriculum (with a particular emphasis on animal adaptation, classification and habitats) the Education team welcomed a range of new inhabitants into the Learning Lab. This allowed the Paultons team to create a new workshop and offer a memorable experience for visitors.
It’s a great tradition to march a group of students half way along Hurst Spit, come rain or shine. The experience of the wind in your face and trudging through shingle is a memorable one. So much so that the concept of a “depositional feature” or “longshore drift” will hopefully wedge in between those physical … More 360° of sky and sea
Rockbourne Roman Villa is a unique opportunity for schools to discover life in Roman Britain and now we are offering teachers the chance to develop their knowledge and practical skills to bring the subject to life inside and outside the classroom.
Happy 10th Birthday to the New Forest National Park. The traditions of the New Forest go back over 900 years, but we’re still proud to celebrate our 10th Anniversary as a National Park. Why not use this great local news to find out about the purposes of National Parks in the UK. As a special … More Wildlife TV Treats
This article highlights one of the stories in Soldiers’ Journey, a multi-venue exhibition exploring Hampshire’s unique contribution to the First World War, and offers ideas how to celebrate these in your school.
Last Saturday we enjoyed a soggy yet inspiring morning of geography fieldwork at Hatchet Pond, with experts on hand to show us the links between the classroom and the workplace. Over 20 staff and committee members from Hampshire Geographical Association were joined by professionals, Dr Naomi Ewald from the Freshwater Habitats Trust and Julie Melin-Stubbs from the New … More A few words from the wise
“Can you lead a session based on our topic of A Year in the New Forest?” was the question – and of course the answer was yes. So off to Milford on Sea I went with some of the Museum objects and my Commoning Year display and activity board.
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.