Kingswood

Explore

The group explores and learns from different landscapes and environments such as rivers, coasts, rock shore and woodlands. Participants are challenged to physically explore the area and search for artefacts and argue for the conservation of an area of natural resources.

eXPLORE 2
eXPLORE 2

Explore woods: Combining exciting investigative fieldwork and critical thinking, participants work in project teams to decide whether to help save the ancient woodland from being torn down. Through this programme participants gain a greater understanding of modern environmental issues and their impact for the future. While visiting the woods, participants chart its physical features and investigate the intricacies of layering, plant structure and adaptation. Back in the ICT labs, students must then work against the clock to prove the truth, designing their very own protest poster to help put across their findings. All findings are recorded in a workbook and ICT work is copied and returned to school.

Explore coasts: Available at our coastal centres, students are given the task of exploring how human and physical processes interact to influence and change landscapes and produce an argument supporting their plans to save the coastline from erosion.

Explore rivers: Combining environmental study, geography and ICT, this practical river study sees participants visit a local river to observe, identify and measure the main processes affecting the river. By taking measurements of width, depth and velocity at contrasting sites along the river's course, participants undertake an evaluation of the situation.

Using nets and identification ID keys, they are able to investigate what is living in the river and determine whether or not the water is polluted. During a follow-up ICT session in the lab, participants devise a poster to show the areas of the river most suitable for wildlife.

Explore rocky shore: Available at our coastal centres, rocky shore challenges participants to find a host of creatures and plant life along the rock shore. Armed with nets, ID keys and examination trays, participants search for wildlife in the rock pools. In the outdoor element of the session, students learn about adaptation, ecosystems and zone exploration. Two optional follow up sessions in the computer labs provide the opportunity to review their findings and apply their new found knowledge, to predict which of the featured speices would survive. All findings are recorded in a workbook and are copied and returned to the school or group for use in further studies.

Learning outcomes

Teamwork

Work constructively as a team member.

 

Teamwork

Work constructively as a team member.

Learning a skill

Demonstrate a new skill or competence