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
Launching February, Little Africa is the Park’s own little corner of Africa. Discover amazing animals and birds of the savannah. From Meerkats to Porcupines; Lizards to Polecats there are animals in all shapes and sizes to delight and entertain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Holly is well known and loved for its spiky evergreen leaves and bright red berries, and as a symbol of Christmas. In homage to the twelve days of Christmas, here’s twelve fascinating holly facts and activities that you can use on an outdoor walk or lesson.
As the summer ends, many plants are preparing for the next generation and launching their offspring into the world. September is a great month to explore and investigate your school grounds and local wild space for different seed dispersal strategies. Flowering plants are called angiosperms, which translates to a ‘seed in a vessel’. They are … More Ingenious seeds, inquisitive minds
Martin Kiszko, the UK’s green poet inspires year 5 pupils from Beechwood Junior School at Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve, Totton At Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve in Totton, 60 year 5 pupils from Beechwood Junior School, Southampton have just taken part in a unique day of eco-challenges and a water-inspired poetry workshop. The children are right at … More The UK’s Green Poet pays a visit to the New Forest