Devon Wildlife Trust runs over 100 events each year, including walks and talks, open days and a festival. Find out more here.
Our nature reserves
Why not encourage your children to join our junior club and help them learn more about the environment they will inherit?
Resources for Schools
DWT is committed to helping young people learn about their natural environment. We believe that integrated learning both inside and outside the classroom can help students to assume responsibility for creating and enjoying a sustainable future.
Our resources have been designed to combine current educational thinking with rigorous, active learning. This contributes significantly to raising standards and allows students to work collaboratively with others and develop a better sense of themselves and their potential.
We aim to provide contemporary and relevant materials, which have the scope to be adapted to your own classes' particular learning activities.
- Produced as part of our Get Devon Buzzing campaign, this pack contains all the resources required to hold a 'Bee Friendly' activity day at your school.
- Brilliant Bees Curriculum Resource Pack
- A decision making exercise where students decide how a real stretch of coast should be used. Aimed at years 5 and 6 and based on considering how people feel about the sea.
Resource pack includes:
- Lesson Plan
- Character Card and Map Resources
- Wembury Bay Photo Resource
In rapidly changing times, the current generation will need to have a much better grasp of the natural world and how their choices could influence the quality of life for all living in Devon.
Our focus is to provide you with resources for 'compelling learning experiences'. These materials too have been designed to combine current educational thinking with rigorous, active learning. This provides opportunities to encourage the personal learning and thinking skills required to make positive choices for the environment. We are confident that these resources will contribute to improving learners' achievements, aspirations, character and personal development.
Our pilot projects in Exeter and Torbay have enabled us to develop a broad range of successful resources for Key Stage 3 and 4.
- Woodland Worlds - What do you value? A decision making activity based on one of our nature reserves, Andrew's Wood. Woodland Worlds slides pdf
- Wildlife in Danger - How will climate change alter Devon? Using scientific data we ask what effect there will be and should we care?
- Food Miles - Buying local is good, right? This lesson is designed to make you think it over!
- Local Politics - How can local politics affect wildlife? A lesson on democracy and how choices can be difficult! Based on Lyme Bay reefs.
- European Politics - Who is responsible? A lesson looking at how shared environments, such as the sea can be difficult to manage.
- Exeter as a Living Landscape? - Can a city be a wildlife haven? What can schools do to encourage wildlife? Is it important? A good lesson to introduce the Exeter Wild City project and how to use your grounds for wildlife.
To find out more about the lessons and resources we can offer, please contact Paul Martin (Education Officer) on 01392 279244 or email@example.com
For other useful resources why not try TES Primary Resources?