Secondary and Tertiary Education

Ecology Secondary School
Ecology Tertiary Programme
Secondary School visits





We can tailor sessions to meet your learning needs. For GCSE, BTEC, A Level and tertiary groups, sessions can be designed in consultation with you and with reference to the specific course requirements.

Visits are available all year round but please book early for the summer term as it is often fully booked.

Programme Description
Food Chains Study the components of a food chain by exploring the Wildlife Area.
Nature’s Recyclers Relate recycling to the woodland nutrient cycle; learn about the role of detritivores and decomposers in the woodland ecosystem and build a wormery.
Invertebrate Population Study Estimate the populations of different woodland invertebrate species
Trees and Climate Examine different features of tree species found in the park and how they relate to their climate
Bioindicators How a species survey (pond invertebrates) can be used to assess the quality of a habitat.


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Teachers' Testimonials

"A great hand on workshop with a very knowledgeable teacher."
Year 8 teacher, Abercom
June 2014

"Always a great trip - love your new facilities."
Year 9 teacher, Moat School
June 2014

Tell us what you think. Your feeback is important to us

We aim to constantly improve our service to pupils and teachers. Teachers and group leaders are asked to complete a brief evaluation at the end of the visit. We always welcome suggestions on how to make your visit more effective and enjoyable, as well as new services you would like to see the Ecology Centre provide.

We use the following form to collect feedback from teachers after environmental education visits. Forms will also be given to teachers after the visit.