Just a few weeks ago our woodlands and hedgerows appeared barren but now there is an explosion of new life and colour. How does this happen? Dormant buds, which will become this year’s leaves and flowers, were grown last summer and protected through the winter within thick overlapping bud scales. Triggered by increasing day length … More Natures Great Producers
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
Originally posted on Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve :
At the end of November we headed back to the Countryside Education Trust‘s Home Farm in Beaulieu for another two night Young Naturalists residential. With a few different people to our last visit in May, we had plans to re-visit some of the activities and places we enjoyed…
When faced with damp playgrounds, grey skies and soggy winter coats, it’s easy to be discouraged from going outside to learn. The concept of relaxing and enjoying a view or exploring in the dirt can automatically seem less welcoming. So you might not believe me when I tell you the photo above was taken on … More Winter Wellbeing
Originally posted on The National Park Challenge 2016:
Route: Almost circular route from Lyndhurst to Burley, 26.26miles OK, so our original plan for this marathon did not quite happen as we wanted it but like anything science and outdoorsy, it is all about being flexible! Let me explain…. In addition to our Physics investigations throughout the…
The 2016 season is nearly upon the Paultons Park Education Team and there is more than ever to look forward to this year when booking a school trip! From unique learning days to reward trips, Paultons Park offers a great day out for school visits to the New Forest.
Creating a nature journal or field guide can be a richly rewarding experience. It is the perfect way to develop and record an understanding of the natural world around you by using observation, reflection, drawing and creative writing. Traditionally, nature study journals were more of a scientific way to record observations, but they can also … More Drawing from nature – nature journals
Out of Egypt is an interactive, curriculum linked exhibition coming to St Barbe Museum from 16 January to 27 February 2016. If you are teaching Egyptians this term, this is not to be missed.
Originally posted on Sharing Shorelines:
Pennington Junior School have taken part in Arts Award Discover at the Shorelines exhibition and created wonderful new pieces of work. In this post we will share the programme which Year 4 and Year 5 took part in at the museum to complete their first Arts Award, as well as sharing a…
Blackberries must be one of our favourite and most commonly gathered wild food. Easy to recognise, children quickly learn how to identify blackberry fruits and eagerly help gather this annual feast. Foraging for wild foods is a wonderful activity which connects us to the seasons, increases observational and sensory skills and deepens our relationship to … More Brambles and blackberries