Stroud Nature Experts creating Stroud Nature Ambassadors
This is an annual project where Stroud Nature brings together a group of wildlife experts to deliver workshop days with Y5 and Y6 primary school children over a two week period. Whole classes visit Stratford Park, where they are met by Stroud Nature and introduced to the experts. Classes are divided into groups to learn about bees, pollinating insects, fungi, birds, dinosaurs and other wildlife. Where possible they explore areas of the park to discover its wildlife for themselves.
Before the first session, each child is given a Stroud Nature Ambassador Passport to complete. Each page is headed with an ‘ology’ eg entomology, ornithology, palaeontology. Each wildlife expert sets their group a task for one page in their passport. Once a child has completed the task their page is stamped.
At the end of the day, they have a number of pages in their passports stamped. They can only complete every page by visiting the Big Nature Festival in the Park, where more experts are on hand to set them tasks.
This has been incredibly popular and rewarding for the kids, staff and the experts alike. If you represent a school in the Stroud District and would like to be involved, please get in touch. We run this in early June.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Telephone 01453 753123