Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre (SCEEC) by BBOWT
Take a journey of learning and discovery at Sutton Courtenay.
Children experience nature for themselves on our beautiful 19-acre nature reserve. With woodland, meadow, ponds and a wildlife garden, Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre is a haven for wildlife and an exhilarating green space for your pupils to enjoy. Our award-winning centre is packed with brilliant eco-features from a sedum roof and solar panels to recycled floors. We even recycle our rainwater.
We are open for pre-booked groups all year round. Trips usually run from 10–2.30, but can be flexible. We request a donation of £6 per child.
All our programmes offer links with Science and Geography, and excellent opportunities for developing literacy and numeracy skills. Each programme will be tailored to the age and ability of your group. There will be a variety of activities to help children learn in different ways, with lots of opportunities for hands-on engagement at a range of levels.
Dinky Discovery Day
EYFS (half day programme)
An exciting programme of hands-on exploration and sensory activities. Dinky Discovery provides the perfect introduction to outdoor learning for your little ones. Children build confidence in outdoor play and develop their understanding of the natural world. Choose from the following themes:
- Teddy Bears Picnic
- Woodland Adventure
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Foundation - Key stage 1
A great introduction to enjoying the outdoors, this programme teaches and encourages respect for the natural world. Children bring their teddies to a special picnic in the woods and learn about the basic needs of life – shelter, water, air and food. Favourite teddy bear essential!
Foundation – Key Stage 1
A whole new way of experiencing nature. Children will meet some of our local animals and discover how they use their super-senses to help them survive and find food. There will be plenty of opportunity to explore our nature reserve, plus a trip to our amazing Woodland Theatre.
Foundation – Key Stage 2
This programme involves plenty of fun and hands-on outdoor activities to highlight the important changes taking place at different times of the year. Children learn through role play, exploration and art, using many aspects of our beautiful reserve. Choose from ‘Spring into Spring’,‘Summer Fun’ and ‘Getting Ready for Winter’ as appropriate.
Foundation - Key Stage 2
Go wild exploring our meadow, woodland and pond habitats. Children use their detective skills to explore the reserve, gaining first-hand experience of where animals can live, how they have adapted to their environment and what they need to survive. An exciting day of discovery with pond dipping, minibeast hunting and more!
Key Stage 1 & 2
Discover the amazing world of plants. Children will spend the day learning about the lifecycle from seed to seed through games, models and hands-on investigation. A brilliant introduction to understanding the importance of plants in our everyday lives.
Key Stage 1 & 2
This programme aims to motivate children to care for the planet and suggests lots of easy ways to tread more lightly on the earth. Pupils will have the chance to take on the eco-building challenge, become recycling wizards and meet our friendly worms. A truly inspiring day.
Key Stage 3 & 4
This programme provides an in-depth look at our aquatic, woodland and meadow habitats. Pupils will have the chance to use different sampling techniques, undertake population studies, investigate species adaptation and learn about food chains.
For more information on any of the programmes or to book please contact us on 01235 862024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to find us
Milton Park Estate, off the A34, 3 miles north of Didcot. Postcode: OX14 4TE.
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