Working from the unique location of Calshot Activities Centre, and taking many different groups into the New Forest, it is sometimes easy for us to forget all the stunning wildlife that surrounds us.
Whilst on duty looking after our residential school groups it is not uncommon to be woken by the call of oystercatchers as they strut around wading along Calshot beach, or drive down the spit road and catch a little egret silently stalking and waiting for prey.
However, I was recently reminded that these wildlife spots were not to be taken for granted by staff and students visiting earlier this summer from Portsmouth to complete A-Level Biology fieldwork. Continue reading An unexpected encounter with some fascinating wildlife
Following a visit to our recent ‘Science in the Park’ event; Evie, Esme and Grace from the brilliant Wellow School sent us this blog report.
Continue reading A Paultons Park Review – By Wellow School (Year 5)
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 and woods.
Therefore we are having one last big push until the end of February, and are working with The Climate Coalition, a Tree Charter partner organisation, to collect tree stories and raise awareness of the issues of climate change for trees. This year, the Climate Coalition is producing a special Tree Charter story gathering resource, as part of their wider campaign. You can take part with your school or community group. Why not run an event during the week 6-12th February? (although you can run an event at any time as long as we receive your tree story hearts by the end of February!). Continue reading 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.
Continue reading New members in the Learning Lab!
On Friday, 11th March 2016, Paultons Park hosted “Science in the Park”. This special event as part of British Science Week celebrated all things science; with over 420 students and teachers attending a series of free workshops as part of their school visit to the Park.
We were delighted to welcome a group of bloggers from Wellow School in Hampshire. Here is their account…
Continue reading “Science in the Park” at Paultons Park
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.
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 birthday treat, we’re delighted to share three short wildlife films presented by Simon King (of Springwatch and Big Cat Diary fame). They also make a handy introduction to three of the main habitats of the New Forest, especially if you’re planning some science and ecology work for next term. Or why not listen to Simon’s passionate, well informed commentary and try some persuasive writing of your own.
Simon said: “Ever since I was a child, the New Forest has held an unparalleled magic for me. The remarkable mix of ancient, natural and human history is a compelling cocktail for all lovers of the outdoors.”
Continue reading Wildlife TV Treats