Our Commitment to the Environment in our Learning Activities

All our learning activities connect users with nature and help them to learn about the climate and ecological crisis. A visit to Suntrap will equip learners with age-appropriate knowledge and experiences to help them to make choices to protect the planet.

Early Years & KS1
Our fun, informative, memorable real-world education sessions allow our younger visitors to develop a sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world. They are encouraged to care for and respect the habitats & animals they are learning in and about, building foundations for further learning about the environment as they get older.

KS2, KS3, KS4, post 16
Our flexible and adaptable environmental educational programmes equip students with the knowledge and skills they will need to make decisions about the impact they have on the environment throughout their lives.

Science & Geography Activities 
Each of our science & geography activities allow students to learn through exciting first-hand practical experiences, providing opportunities to work scientifically, through scientific enquiry. Students learn about how human activity (including global warming) has impacted on the environment and habitats, both locally and internationally. They learn about the importance of both plants and soils in mitigating the effects of global warming. Knowledge learnt and field work skills acquired develop an understanding of how data provides information needed to identify changes taking place in the environment, enabling them to make informed changes to their behaviour to help reduce their own carbon footprint.

Fun, Adventurous & Cross-curricular Activities 
Our more adventurous activities challenge students to develop their teamwork and problem solving skills. Skills students will need throughout their lives when faced with issues or problems which are new to them, giving them the tools to apply their knowledge to solve hypothetical and real-world problems.

Family Learning
Our family learning activities connect users with nature and help them to learn about the climate and ecological crisis. A visit to Suntrap will equip learners, from early years to grandparents with age-appropriate knowledge and experiences to help them to make choices to protect the environment.

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    Learning about habitat management in Epping Forest

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    Family learning about forest habitats

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    Learning to co-operate

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    Our animals teach about habitat loss around the world

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    Trees fight global warming

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    Helping nature by making homes for solitary bees

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    Surveying is an important skill to learn

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    Young children love being in nature