These educational materials are designed for key stage 2 (ages 7 to 11) and focus on the Exe Estuary and Poole Harbour. The pack is broken into a number of self contained learning enquiries to provide a local focus for the national curriculum. Issues covered include coastal environment, natural coastal processes which shape the coastline, climate change and weather, coastal management, flood risk, wildlife, habitats, use of the coast, stakeholders and how to adapt to coastal change. Resources have been compiled by a specialist schools education advisor and they make use of everything from map extracts to historic paintings and data sets to funny film clips.
The materials consist of a printed 120 page book and an accompanying DVD which contains everthing you need to deliver the enquiries in the classroom. These have been rolled out via free teacher training days in Devon and Dorset in May and June 2014. Many of the materials are locally tailored and so will be especially valuable to schools in these areas. However, there are some key messages and a good deal of content which can be widely applied and used by all primary teachers.
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Important Information for schools wishing to visit Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve.
Please be aware that Dawlish Warren NNR is a highly protected and sensitive site for wildlife. Teignbridge District Council welcome schools that wish to visit, but would ask that you let them know when you intend to visit (01626 863980) to ensure that there are no conflicts with other groups or their management work on site.
Groups undertaking vegetation transects need to avoid areas of scrub (where birds may be nesting) and must not take any soil samples.
The site rangers offer an education service to primary, secondary and university groups studying the site.Thank you.
CONTACT INFO: For a copy of the A level DVD please contact the Exe Estuary Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org