Wilder Schools

Team Wilder

Wilder Schools

Calm, kind, informative, fun, and engaging delivery. Lovely activities - age appropriate and really inspired the children!
The Raleigh School

Children need nature

Every child deserves a wild, nature-filled world and we are working with schools to make it a reality for every child in Surrey.

Our Approach

There are three main ways that we work with schools:

Tutor-led Visits

Schools typically choose two of our half day sessions or one full day session, with a normal day running from 10:00 – 14:30 including a break for your packed lunch.

Self-guided Visits

Bring your group and make use of our amazing facilities and the beautiful woods to make learning come to life.

Team Wilder Schools

We are working with a limited number of schools on longer-term projects to embed nature into the curriculum and improve the school grounds for children and wildlife!

General Enquiries

You can contact us about any of our Wilder Schools work by

email: education.centres@surreywt.org.uk

phone: 01372 379509

Wildlife discovery kits

DIY Outdoor Learning

We also have Wildlife Discovery Kits available for hire. They contain specialist equipment and detailed instruction guides for just £20 a week!

They are available to all schools, community groups and youth groups across Surrey and a refundable deposit is required for each loan.

Below is a list of the kits available

Minibeast Explorers

Identify the mini-beasts in your grounds

  • 30 magnifying viewing pots

  • 6 minibeast collecting trays

  • 1 sweep net
  • 1 beating tray
  • 12 identification keys
  • 30 wooden spoons

Fun with Freshwater

Discover an exciting underwater world

  • 5 pond dipping nets

  • 5 white collecting trays

  • 30 magnifying viewing pots
  • 6 identification keys
  • Plastic spoons

Whatever the Weather

Learn about the wonders of weather

  • 2 cup anemometers
  • 2 rain gauges

  • 1 digital anemometer
  • 2 compasses
  • 2 cloud identification keys
  • 6 thermometers
  • 1 digital hygrometer

Investigating Plants

what’s growing under your feet?

  • 5 metre rules
  • 5 frame quadrats
  • 5 grid quadrats
  • 2 50m tape measures
  • 6 plant identification keys
  • 3 clinometers

Hedgehog/Footprint Tunnels

Detect hedgehogs and small mammals

  • 3 footprint tunnels
  • instruction pack

  • resources for surveying
  • Mammal footprint guide

Bat Detector Box

Hear and discover the sounds of the night!

  • 9 Bat detectors
  • 2 Blue Explore bat detectors
  • Hi-vis jackets
  • 3 wind up torches
  • 1 lantern

Moth Trap

Use a light source to attract moths!

  • Moth trap with light source, moths can be identified and counted before being safely released

Availability

For more information and availability email outreach@surreywt.org.uk or contact Victoria Pinder 01483 663300. Kits are available for collection from either Nower Wood, Leatherhead KT22 8QA or our HQ in Pirbright (near Woking) GU24 0JN.

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