Our Wildlife Ranger Service is a programme which we have been running in many schools for several years. In each school it is an ongoing project which runs for a three hour morning session at regular intervals throughout the year and seasons. There are two general aims for the wildlife rangers, which are to survey and record the wildlife in your school grounds, and to carry out activities which will increase the numbers and diversity of wildlife in the school.
It all starts with children who would like to be Wildlife Rangers filling in a job application form. They are then interviewed, and from this we select a group of children who are good candidates. At the end of a year of Wildlife Rangers we should have collected a series of reports on a wide range of wildlife in the school grounds, as well as photos taken during each session, which can then be presented as the Wildlife Rangers journal. There are also many other creative ways in which the school could display the nature living within their grounds (without having a table of live minibeasts!).
If you’d like to discuss further or book our Wildlife Rangers programme, and for information on pricing, email Gus.
Our environmental teaching sessions take place in local wild places or school grounds, using our fun and hands on teaching style, and are tailor made to fit in with the needs of teachers and pupils. We plan them to maximise their potential to integrate with the Curriculum for Excellence – whether the children go back to school with completed survey worksheets, photos or videos, or just inspiration, there is always an opportunity to continue the project with other subjects back in the classroom. To see examples of how exactly our sessions can fit into the CfE, please keep reading.
But just as importantly, remember our teaching sessions are a fantastic experience for the children… and the teachers!
For a full breakdown of a sample outdoor classrooms session please see our lesson plan.
If you’d like to discuss or book Outdoor Classrooms, and for information on pricing, email Gus