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.
March saw the first of our primary school sessions for this year and what a lovely couple of days we had. The children explored a beautiful sunny Forest and recorded their findings with the new digital equipment.
With Paultons Park opening at February half-term for a new season, it means that the Education Team is busy preparing to welcome school groups for the 2014 season.
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.
Our three museums in and around the New Forest have launched a new school programme for 2014.
Despite expecting gale force winds and driving rain on Monday, I was lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful and fascinating afternoon at Ashley Walk. Various educators and staff from visitor information points in the New Forest were treated to a day of fantastic training, showing us how to get the best from the “New Forest Remembers” project run by the New Forest National Park Authority.
New posts coming soon