Education

Unfortunately, all activities and events for the time being for 2020 have either been cancelled or postponed during the current pandemic.

However, normally the Countryside Rangers have lots of activities available for schools, community groups and uniformed groups across all of our sites. We are happy to customise visits to meet the needs of individual groups and try our best to keep charges to a minimum.

Please note that none of our sites have toilet facilities and therefore Ranger-led visits are a maximum of 2 hours long. 

If you wish to run a self-led activity but need some guidance, a Ranger can meet you during working hours on site, to talk you through your chosen subject. We also have equipment and resources that can be hired, ranging from bug hunt kits to bat detectors.

Before running a self-led walk on our sites we will ask you to supply us with further details along with a copy of your Public Liability Insurance and Risk Assessment for the activity.

All groups must contact the Education Ranger before their visit to any of our countryside sites on 01252 622122.

Equipment for hire

Pond dipping equipment £12.50 per day
Bug hunting equipment £12.50 per day
Moth hunting equipment £12.50 per day
Bat kit (incl. resources and x5 detectors) £75 refundable deposit applies £12.50 per day (£3 per additional detector)

Please read our schools leaflet.

Visits for community, school, Guide and Scout groups

Ranger-led visits, activities / walks, presentations and talks are available, a minimum group size of 15 applies. Activities and walks cost £4.00 per child / adult. Presentations and talks cost £12 per hour plus £20 admin fee.

Self-led visits to our reserves are encouraged and we offer equipment for hire. These are free but the Education Ranger must still be contacted. We can also assist with a 1.5hr pre -visit with a Ranger to help familiarise you with the site and talk you through information for your chosen subject at a cost of £15.50.

For more information email: countryside@hart.gov.uk.

Practical conservation tasks for young groups

Site management takes place during the winter months (October-February). This is to protect rare species that are active during the summer. Therefore, there are limited tasks available during the summer months. It is best to contact us early if you wish to take part in a community-related task.   

If you are a group of 12 or fewer, it may be possible for the Fleet Pond Society to lead your group. Please do not let charges put you off and contact us should you have a small, not-fo- profit group and we will see if there are volunteers available on your required date.

 

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