Environmental Education Sessions

Looking for pond creatures
Looking for pond creatures

We manage a small urban nature reserve on the University Campus, Laisteridge Lane.

This is an ideal place for nature studies including pond dipping, woodland study and grassland observations (minibeasts, flowers, seed and seed dispersal).

The Reserve has two medium sized ponds and is home to butterflies, damselflies, dragonflies and many bird species.

The best time for these sessions is in the summer term or early autmn term, but it is possible at other times of the year as well.

Sessions can be linked to the National Curriculum for example habitat, life cycle, using keys and how plants grow.

We also deliver sessions at Bowling Park Community Orchard, BD4. The orchard can be used to explore fruit growth, healthy eating, minibeast studies and art and craft activities.

Visits to BEES Urban Nature Reserve and Community Orchard cost from £60 per hour for up to a full class of pupils.