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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Purpose-built for school groups, students benefit from first-class study and adventure facilities in an idyllic location overlooking the picturesque beauty of the Wrekin and Clee Hills.
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Offering curriculum linked activities on a working farm with in the beautiful surroundings of Bodenham Arboretum. All key stages catered for with experiential learning, developing inquisitive & positive relationships within the natural  environment. 
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Heights of Abraham Derbyshire provide schools and educational groups with a unique memorable outdoor experience from cable car journeys to historical hilltop guided tours to underground caverns and hands on workshops in the woodland corner.
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Provides an outdoor education experience to groups who are primarily disadvantaged in some way or shape. A traditional Outdoor Centre set in a rural  location, portraying the natural woodland feel of the 36-acre area within which the Centre is situated.
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English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and place to visiting schools.
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All Things Wild has a range of educational packages linked to the National Curriculum. Your school visit can be tailored to meet your needs; from self-led visits, to a range of activities such as animal encounters and educational activity workshops.
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The Pines Garden Coastal School Dover, Perfect for your schools outdoor environment learning with Nature awareness, team building, woodland skills, British mammals identification, mini-beast safari, shelter building and renewable energy.
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Why is white chocolate white, but milk chocolate brown? How are your shoes linked to the rainforest? What is a tenrec? Find the answers to these questions, and many more, as you explore our 4 spectacular glasshouses and 15 acres of flourishing gardens.
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RSPB Old Moor Nature Reserve is home to a wealth of wildlife, including ducks, geese and swans! Here, students can explore different habitats and study animals in their natural environment.
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An impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history – excellent for Medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics. Carlisle Castle provides students with a sense of how the site has changed over time and what life was like for the people who lived here.
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RSPB Ham Wall Avalon Marshes Nature Reserve provides fabulous outdoor school trip experiences, where students can discover a wetland habitat jam-packed with invertebrates for your students to study.
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Bickley Hall Farm (Wildlife trust) provides fantastic opportunities for outdoor learning and compliments the National Curriculum, Our delivery staff are experienced environmental educators who are ready for your educational group.
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