Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Important Information for Visitors

The documents below are designed to provide further information to visitors who have made or are considering making a booking 

If you cannot find what you need please email education@somersetwildlife.org and we will get back to you ASAP.

If you would prefer to speak to someone please telephone 01823 652400

During 2016 we are in the process of reviewing the way the Trust offers its Schools Visits Programme (where schools can book in a visit or plan an certain activity on our ‘menu’ to suit their needs).  This means that temporarily we will be unable to offer this programme to schools. We hope that this will change in the near future, so please keep checking back to this page.

As usual though we will continue to run a number of Key Stage linked educational activities and events as part of our ongoing project work, and within our broader events programme which will involve work with a number of schools within the county.

Document

Description

Educational  visits guide

Information for all visitors especially group organisers

Photo permission form

To be returned prior to your visit

Generic risk assessment

The Somerset Wildlife Trust has a generic risk assessment for educational activities with young people out of doors. There are also site specific risk assessments for each course at every site which may be requested. All visiting schools are required to comply with their own school and Somerset County Council guidelines for risk assessments and health and safety.

Programmes and prices

Information on the programmes available with Somerset Wildlife Trust and the pricing structure

Pre and post course activity ideas

If you are visiting a nature reserve with your school it is a good idea to prepare your your pupils for their visit and provide follow up activities after the visit. This document has some ideas for pre and post visit activities. 

Hedgehog award (post visit idea)

The Wildlife Watch Hedgehog Award is a simple and fun way to earn an award while exploring nature in different ways. When your pupils have completed eight wildlife activities and gained eight stamps they'lll get a certificate.

Evaluation form (SWT)

An evaluation form to be filled out by leaders of education groups after a Somerset Wildlife Trust visit

Evaluation form (NE)

An evaluation form to be filled out by leaders of education groups after a Somerset Wildlife Trust visit to Westhay, Black Rock or Ubley Warren. This needs to be completed to claim the funding for the visit