KENT'S CAVERN

 

As part of UNESCO's English Riviera Global Geopark, we're the ideal place to bring your class for a visit about the Stone Age, with evidence of human and animal occupation for over half a million years! We don't just specialise on the stone age though, you can bring your school to learn about lots of other topics too such as: Victorian Explorers, Rocks and Fossils, Geology and Cave Formation, and Evolution. Why not drop by to have a chat with Elliot about our school visits and the many curriculum linked resources we have to offer.

BEACH SCHOOL SOUTHWEST

 

We teach on the beach, that's what we do! We facilitate learning within the marine environment. We provide expertise and resources in order to take the curriculum to the beach. We offer education and outdoor opportunities in an outside, natural environment for main stream schools, special schools, disadvantaged students, young people with challenging life issues and holiday clubs. Research shows that outdoor education on whatever level is highly beneficial and can be life changing to young people. Come along and have a chat with Ali to see what Beach Schools Southwest have to offer!

TORQUAY MUSEUM

 

Delve into the world of science and explore the world around us! Discover the past with our interactive workshops for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. From our "Time Ark Fossiltastic Sketching Trail" which is a brilliant way to find out more about these fascinating objects, to our "Amazing Explorers Activity Pack" that will help to further our knowledge of the world around us, Torquay Museum has a great deal to offer your school. Why not pop over and chat with Heather and discuss the many fantastic workshops Torquay Museum has to offer!

TORRE ABBEY

 

Enrich your students’ learning and take them on an unforgettable time-travelling adventure with a group visit to the museum and gardens. Explore a unique set of buildings and grounds that have witnessed events spanning over 800 years, playing a pivotal role in the historical and cultural life of Torbay. From 11th Century abbey to family home to museum, Torre Abbey can tell you stories about the geography of Torbay, religion over time, the history of art, the Middle Ages, Tudor times, Victorian era, rich, poor and everything in between. With four floors of art and interactive exhibitions and beautiful extensive gardens, Torre Abbey provides a whole host of learning opportunities linking to your curriculum. 

WHALE WORKSHOP

 

Andy's Marine Wildlife Roadshow offers a lot of information to help you bring a few non-living things from the strandline back to school and have lots of inspiring fun. A simple survey of just a square meter of shoreline can generate a lot of data that can be taken back and interpreted in the classroom. Andy will set up a beach-finds table to show you how you can easily simulate a beach in your school and encourage your students to discover strandline wildlife in class. Andy also has lots of resource sheets to take away, plus many great ideas about how to encourage respect for the marine environment with a strong focus on keeping plastics out of the ocean!

LIVING COASTS

 

Fancy adding something a little different to your school day; why not bring a little bit of Living Coasts to you? Our Education team offers outreach sessions which can be tailored to cover a topic your students have been studying, or it could be a simple fun visit during assembly. We also do school trips and are a fantastic place to bring your class to explore global coastal habitats and wildlife in a safe and friendly environment. Why not come along and have a chat with us  about all the inspiring ideas we have to engage your class about the marine environment. 

NATIONAL MARINE AQUARIUM

 

The National Marine Aquarium's Learning Programme was developed by our dedicated Learning Team, and local teachers, as a way to complement the national curriculum. Our aim is always to deliver a fun, interactive learning experience outside the classroom. As well as being inspired by the amazing exhibits, we believe students learn best through hands-on experience - that's why we have invested in a state-of-the-art learning centre: the Just Add H2O Headquarters. Why not come along to our stand and have a chat with us about the many curriculum linked learning options we have.

DARTMOOR ZOO

 

Set in a unique location, Dartmoor Zoo offers a wide range of workshops designated to inspire students to learn about the animal world, conservation and our native wildlife. Delivered by our team of skilled and highly knowledgeable 'Discovery and Learning Officers', our sessions are fun, hands-on interactive and designed around the national curriculum. We offer sessions from EYFS to higher education. All of our workshops and tours are a great way to introduce your pupils to science, with literacy and numeracy embedded, and create lasting memories that enhance and reinforce classroom learning. Come along to meet Phoebe and the team who can give you more information about the workshops we offer.

PAIGNTON ZOO

 

Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to Paignton Zoo. Our expert Educators can deliver exciting, curriculum-linked workshops in special themed classrooms all designed to get your students engaged in the natural world. Fancy adding something a little different to your school day; why not bring a little bit of the Zoo to you? Our Education team offers outreach sessions which can be catered to cover a topic your students have been studying or it could be a simple fun visit during assembly, where we can bring amazing artefacts including snakeskins and elephant teeth! Our sessions can include presentations, workshops or even Skype calls to our field staff at different conservation sites around the globe.

EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK

 

Exmoor has long been recognised as a superb place for outdoor learning. Our unique environment offers an exceptional diversity of locations, subjects, habitats and experiences within a relatively small and accessible area. This makies it an inspiring and practical destination for groups of any age. In recent years we have developed a range of free curriculum based online resources to support outdoor learning on Exmoor. You can also book a residential stay at our unique outdoor educationcentre at Pinkery, high on one of the wilder parts of Exmoor. Come by and see Sophie who will be able to give you lots of information about how you can bring Exmoor into your teaching!

YOUNG PEOPLE'S TRUST FOR THE 

ENVIRONMENT

 

The Young People's Trust for the Environment is a charity set up to encourage young people's understanding of the environment. Founded back in 1982, it aims to give young people a real awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and endangered flora & fauna. We have put together a number of free resources including lesson plans, fact sheets, videos and downloads. We also run 'Awards for excellence in environmental education' and an 'Environmental film-making competition'. Come along and have a chat with Peter who will be able to give you information on how your school can get involved. 

ECO-SCHOOLS

 

Does you school run an eco-club? Come along to meet Eco-Schools, the largest schools award programme in the world. For more than 20 years, Eco-schools have been empowering children across 64 countries to be the change our planet needs. By raising environmental awareness and providing children with the skills they need to implement their ideas, Eco-Schools can help you to improve your school environment, create financial savings, and all whilst helping to save our planet. Why not come along to meet Lee and the team and receive all of the information you need to get started on your 'green flag journey'!

TIDE

 

Whether your passion for the outdoors is environmental, education or pure adventure, our activities and courses offer you the opportunity to combine these passions with learning to look after your wild spaces and connect with our natural world. Our projects address environmental issues up front. We understand the importance of learning and practising skills in new environments. Our practical, hands on activities give you the skills to interact with people and understand the importance of protecting habitats for the future. All our instructors and volunteers have a wealth of experience in their specialist fields and a passion for sharing knowledge. Come along to meet Duncan and see how Tide can help you.

NHBS

 

We offer everything for wildlife, science and the environment, including the world's largest selection of wildlife, science and conservation books. We offer ecology and biodiversity survey equipment and have created a fantastic 'education kit' that has everything needed for pond dipping, rock pooling or bug hunting, drawn from our range of nets, magnifiers, pooters, sampling trays and containers. Bird feeders, nest boxes, nest box cameras, wildlife habitats, mini-composters and lightweight microscopes are great for the classroom laboratory. Come along to see what we have to offer.

THE FORESTRY COMMISSION

 

We know that forests can provide amazing learning opportunities. All of our forests are different, but many are open and accessible 7 days a week and can provide classrooms without walls for learners of all ages. Why not come along to chat with us about all of the amazing learning resources that we have to offer, from our Ranger in a Bag, and Sherwood Bushcraft to Children's University. We can provide you with everything you need to know to help you plan your educational visit to the forest, from Early Years, right through to research level. Just ask for Helen who will be happy to chat things through with you.

 

COMMUNITY SEAGRASS INITIATIVE

 

The Community Seagrass Initiative offers schools outreach free of charge. The CSI team can offer free 15-20 minute interactive assemblies for key stage 2 and 3 year groups between Looe and Weymouth. The assembly outlines the difference between seagrass and seaweeds, food chains within seagrass habitat, threats placed upon seagrass habitat and the animals found living in it and what people can do to help preserve seagrass. We also offer video conferencing in the classroom and downloadable lesson plans for Key Stage 2 and 3. Why not come along and meet Rachel who will be able to give you information about what CSI has to offer.

FRONTIER

 

Frontier is an international non-profit volunteering organisation that runs over 450 conservation and community development projects in over 60 countries across the world. Established in 1989, Frontier has over 25 years of experience in sending volunteers abroad on engaging and capacity building projects. By encouraging the combination of travel with volunteering, Frontier inspires people to step off the beaten path and make their travel meaningful; volunteers can gain qualifications and improve their personal development skills to help boost their CVs.

FIZZ POP SCIENCE

 

Fizz Pop Science want to give every child the ability to discover how amazing science is through hands-on activities and shows in assemblies, after school clubs, workshops, events, entertainment and birthday parties. We can provide hands-on workshops for full classes or entire schools to expand on your topics. We already have many different workshops available and can also create bespoke workshops just for your class. We guarantee a great time for all children attending! Why not come along to meet Alice and the team and have a chat about what we do.

MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

 

The Marine Conservation Society offer a range of free marine themed classroom workshops for primary aged children. These workshops are interactive and designed to enthuse your students and ignite passion for the sea, whilst supporting learning in science, English and Citizenship. Each student will also receive a copy of their Wild Guide to Our Seas, which is packed with activities and information about our cool UK seas. They also offer resources for teachers to download from the Cool Seas Explorer Centre plus beach cleans, coastal activities and citizen science options. Why not come along to meet Jules and the team and have a chat about the different workshops and activities on offer and play some of our marine games too!

NATURE WORKSHOPS

 

Nature Workshops are an award winner of the Cornwall Sustainability Awards, who have been working with schools for nearly 10 years to help their staff and pupils understand the challenges in working to save the planet. The global Sustainable Development Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Come along to chat with Jane about their published research on the impacts of outdoor learning on children's understanding of issues relating to sustainability, the work they have done with low income communities and their training which give adults the skills to use the natural environment safely with immersive activities in order to explore the SDGs.

 

SOUTH WEST COAST PATH ASSOCIATION

 

The Association is a registered charity dedicated to protecting and conserving the Coast Path that runs around the coastline of the South West peninsula, from Minehead in Somerset to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset. We work to ensure the 630 mile long Path is one of the best walks in the world and protect it to give everyone the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing in the great outdoors. Thanks to new funding, we are now expanding our work with children and schools to help educate people about this amazing asset on our doorstep and learn about how to protect it for future generations. Come along and find out how you can start your coastal adventure!

SHARED EARTH LEARNING

 

The Shared Earth Learning Cooperative have been providing outdoor experiences inspired and guided by Forest School since 2010. Working with and in schools and utilising diverse school grounds; from woodlands to sites with only a few trees, has always been a challenge to the Forest School ethos, but never a barrier. We will be promoting the Forest School Association and Forest Schools in the South West as well as offering resources and advice about environmental education and simple activities for busy teachers to help connect school lives with nature and her playground.

 

OUTSIDE AND BEYOND

 

David Glenny is enthusiastically committed to giving children opportunities to explore and play in wild areas believing that the experience of, and immersion in, natural environments creates life-long positive memories and is in itself beneficial to mental health and well being. He has worked with whole classes on days out and run residentials for schools in challenging circumstances. David is particularly interested in working with children from families who are unable or unwilling to give them such experiences. He is also keen to support children with social, emotional and behavioural issues, by giving them opportunities beyond the school environment to develop their confidence, think positively and be more willing and able to accept challenge. Visit David at his stand to discuss the possible benefits for your children and school.

 

 

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