Wildlife and Nature Reserves

Children need nature. Nature needs children. A Wildlife and Nature Reserve school trip can make a fantastic impression on children & young people with their learning & discovery, emotional & physical wellbeing, inspiring them to become environmentally responsible individuals. Studies have defined that outdoor learning can have positive impacts concerning critical thinking, creative questioning and problem solving, allowing students to think about issues important to their lives and the world outside of the classroom. Modern life has brought with it some incredible advances in technology, but has also led to some very rapid changes in ways of living that can have an adverse health impacts. Through a school wildlife & nature reserve visit, pupils can learn about wildlife and nature first hand making the teaching more vivid and interesting and expanding their understanding of the subject at hand. Additionally, nature is a major motivational factor for exercise, with very strong evidence to suggest that being outdoors and attracted to wildlife & nature leads to children, young people & adults increasing their activity levels, enjoyment, relaxation and lowering stress and mental health problems. A school visit to a wildlife and nature reserve can appeal to Early Years Foundation Stage children, Key stages 1 to 4 and university students; from talks to explorations to educational workshops, day visits and residential stays, most of our listed venues can help teachers plan visits that are related to curriculum lessons such as mathematics, science and social studies, with wildlife & nature in mind.


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English Heritage is to be applauded for the development of the Discovery Visits, which interpret the story of the site and give a sense of time and place to visiting schools.
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The Isle of Wight offers superb study opportunities, both for tourism, regeneration and the environment - and it is well known for being a rich source of fossils, bones and dinosaur remains.
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English Heritage is to be applauded for the development of the Discovery Visits, which interpret the story of the site and give a sense of time and place to visiting schools.
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The award winning Centre based in 25 acres of beautiful woods, fields & river valley aim to give the best outdoor experience you have ever had with many exciting, fun and challenging outdoor pursuits and a strong emphasis on team work and the environment.
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There's a diverse range of study environments to choose from along the North Norfolk coast and further inland on the Norfolk Broads, with plenty of educational opportunities available on-site too.
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Get closer to the action with SeaQuarium amazing sea lion show. Enter the specially designed theatre Sealion Cove to watch the sea lions demonstrate their amazing skills in a show that will amaze you.
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Adventure Activities UK is a provider of memories, achievements, laughter and skills... all in the most amazing outdoor settings across the south coast of England. Our range of land and water activities have something for everyone!
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At-Bristol is a thriving, hands-on science centre and an educational charity with a mission to make science accessible to all.
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Our guided tours teach childrenin an educational but fun way about animals and birds. We cover habitats, baby animals, colours, caring for animals, eating habits and much more. Tours can be tailored to suit subjects related to the national curriculum.
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Ynys Hywel Activity & Nature Centre is a hidden gem, tucked away in the beautiful Sirhowy Valley Country Park and provides an amazing learning experience with bespoke activities that take place outside the classroom.
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Offers high quality outdoor learning, day visits & activity sessions to schools, colleges & educational groups. Delivering a wide range of land & water based outdoor & adventurous activities, with an educational programme for key stages 2 to 4. 
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Resulting of a farm diversification programme to create one of the leading leisure attractions in Hertfordshire. Lots of farmyard animals to discover, the focus is on learning through having fun many demonstrations, shows, tractor rides & adventure play
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