The Countryside !
The Fascinating World Around Us
An Introduction to British Wildlife and Habitats,
for 12 -16 year olds.
NOTES FOR TEACHERS
||Qualified staff are provided to lead the activities. For this service, there
is a charge. There is no charge for teachers and
||Visitors to the Centre should wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
The Trust cannot be held liable for any accidents caused by inappropriate attire.
Wellington Boots may be required, particularly where freshwater ecology is
||A dissecting microscope and a compound microscope are available. The field of
view of the microscopes can be displayed on television monitors to enable several people
to see the same image at the same time.
dipping and bug collecting equipment is provided.
Both classrooms have well stocked First Aid kits and staff
are trained in first aid.
||If you are arriving in a minibus, it is possible (by prior arrangement) to
drive straight into the Centre, which saves a great deal of time. Part of the road is an
unsurfaced bridleway, but it is perfectly adequate and is used by a variety of vehicles.
A member of staff can meet you at Offwell Village Hall car park and guide you
down to the Centre.
Coaches should drop off passengers by the lych gate into
Offwell Village Hall car park. You will be met here by a member of staff.
Please note that we are very flexible at the
Woodland Education Centre!
Each activity can last either a full day or half
a day. In addition, you can mix and match topics from different activities to cover
your individual needs. All you need to do is ask.
Staff from the Centre can also come to you at
your location to lead the activities, provided you have suitable habitats locally. If this
is not feasible, the factual content of the activities can also be delivered as a talk,
rather than as a practical activity.
|A digital photographic record of your day is provided, at the discretion of
the Trust, as part of the service offered at the Centre. This includes relevant images of
the students carrying out the various activities, providing a personalized record of the
day. These images are sent to you on CD-ROM a few days after the visit.
The CD-ROM also contains a wide variety of digital resources. This includes
image libraries, movie clips, sounds and an interactive map of the Centre. The images can
be used in desk top publishing, for display and as a basis for follow-up work. Provided
they are utilized for educational purposes and not for financial gain, there is no
restriction on their use.
For a wide range of follow-up educational resources visit the
Trust website (www.offwell.info). It
has thousands of keywords and topics on British Wildlife and the Countryside.
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