Hampshire Countryside Service

Educational visits to Zebon Copse

The Rangers offer a variety of low-cost outdoor education activities to encourage young people to learn about and experience the natural environment. Activities range from pond-dipping, bug-hunting and environmental games to countryside craft events and guided walks.  We aim to make the activities an enjoyable experience for all, with the emphasis on National Curriculum learning through first-hand experience and discovery. It is hoped that the activities will help to foster a greater degree of understanding and appreciation for our local environment and its wildlife.

Our activities are flexible and a tailored programme of activities can be organised to suit your needs. For further information or to book telephone 01252 870 425.

Primary Schools Programme

All our activities are designed to meet National Curriculum requirements. They are listed by National Curriculum subject areas and below each activity the key stage topic areas each relates to are given. Some of our most popular sessions include “A Day in the Life of a Ranger”, Habitat Comparisons, Pond-Dipping and Mini-Beast Hunting, as well as a variety of games and activities designed to teach children about topics such as adaptations, food chains, caring for the environment, mapping and orienteering. Activities can be booked alone or in combination for a more comprehensive package. We are always open to suggestions about new activities to meet your curriculum requirements.

All of the educational sessions we offer are flexible and can be readily tailored to suit National Curriculum requirements as well as the age and abilities of the visiting group.

For more information please see our Education Pack Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 3mb or contact the Rangers at northern.sites@hants.gov.uk or telephone 01252870425.

Secondary Schools/Further Education

This can be tailored to individual groups needs in order to fullfill national curriculum or other requirements. Please phone to discuss.

Groups and Individuals

In addition to this formal education, we also offer “just for fun” activities such as pond-dipping, bug-hunting, orienteering, shelter-building and guided bat walks, aimed at various after-school groups from Rainbows/Cubs to Guides/Scouts.

Illustrated talks about the Common may also given to any groups that request them.

Self-Led Sessions

For all self-led sessions, we still require a pre-visit with a member of staff at the site to cover health and safety issues and finalise arrangements.

If you have a specific date that you require, please give us as much notice as possible so that we can try and accommodate.

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Post visit evaluation

If you made a school visit to Zebon Copse please complete the online evaluation form