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Environmental Education (4+)

Environmental Education (Age 4+)

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Pond Dipping | Meadows & Woodland Studies | River Studies | Map Walks | 

Natural Navigation| Wilderness Skills 

How to Book?

Read our guide to choosing activities to fit your session aims

We offer a range of popular Environmental Education activities suitable for ages 4+. Lead the session yourself or leave it in the hands of our Rangers to bring classroom learning to life.  


Your pupils will explore the different habitats around the country park and find some of the creatures that live there. Tackle one of our three orienteering courses or pull on your wellies to learn about rivers.


No lesson planning is required: all sessions are tailored towards the Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum syllabus and include work booklets to take back to school.

What activity to choose?

  • Pond Dipping - Explore the underwater world of Tufty's Corner from the safety of the board walk. Learn about the creatures and their adaptations and complete a work book along the way.
  • Meadows and Woodland Studies - Look for bugs in our trap doors, net the meadows and explore our Junior Rangers Garden. Learn about the creatures and their adaptations and complete a work book along the way. 
  • River Studies - Learn about the natural and man made sections of our Emmbrook, what a meander is and the differing flow rates and depths of the cross section. Welly boots at the ready and record sheets out!
  • Map Walks - Learn how to orientate yourself then navigate a short course to find the hidden posts and letters to spell a word. 
  • Natural Navigation - Learn about your surroundings and how to orientate yourself 
  • Wilderness Skills  Learn how to build a shelter and test it out in our Junior Rangers Woodland. 

 2021 Prices (minimum 20 people)  
Environmental Education One Activity up to 3 hours (Self Led) £4.10 per person  
Environmental Education Two Activities up to 6 hours (Self Led) £8.10 per person 
Environmental Education Ranger to lead £30.50 per hour 



With all environmental education activities, for children under the age of 8 years, in addition to the Ranger provided there must be staff present to take overall responsibility for the group. 

Consent Forms

Consent forms will need to be completed for either each individual participant, or a group consent form. Individual consent forms can be submitted online.  If you have instant access to participants’ medical information - for example, on a school database - the group consent form is appropriate. You can email / post it to the office in advance or bring it with you on the day of your activity. This form must be signed before any participant can take part in the activity.

Read our What to Bring Guide and FAQs for further information. 

About the Activities

Pond Dipping 

Catch beasts of the deep and find out about life cycles and food chains in the murky depths of the lakes at Dinton.

Meadows & Woodland 

Find out what is flying, crawling, creeping and hiding in the grass meadows and woodland and habitats at Dinton.

River Studies 

Measure, explore and analyse the waterways of Dinton. Bring your wellies and we will supply everything else for an in depth study of a section of one of our site rivers.

Wilderness Skills 

An introductory session to the world of bushcraft, with shelter building for teddy bears, the art of tracking and using the natural world to navigate. This session has no fire lighting involved.

Map Walks 

What makes a map a Map? And how do we use one? 

Our map walks are tailored to Key Stage 1 and they look at where do we use maps, what does a map show us and what does it need? Then how we use it to get our bearings and decide where we want to go. 

Natural Navigation

The ability to read the world around us to find our way has been an essential life skill for millennia. This awareness of the signs and cues given to us by nature is being slowly lost. This experiential session aims to get the students to open their senses to the natural world around them to identify different natural navigation markers to help them find their way.

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Junior Rangers Cabin