We looked at a variety of food food chains and in this activity, the learners created a food chain selecting from a variety of animals and explained what was happening in their food chain.
We also visited the dew ponds, a short distance from Foredown Tower.
In the middle of the course we went on a field trip to Lewes Railwayland Nature Reserve. This piece of land was once part of the railway sidings and surrounding area, hence its name. It is a great site for students to experience a range of habitats and use this first hand study back in the classroom. I have worked on several projects and event at this fascinating site. To find out more you can visit their website http://www.railwaylandproject.org/
The Linklater Centre uses various sustainable methods in the running of the centre, e.g. green roof, ground source heating etc. The design of the centre also blends in with the surroundings. Inside is a live honey bee colony and we saw them entering from the outside.
The main reason for the field trip was for the learners to explore the site and make field notes of the main habitats (woodland, grassland and freshwater habitats). Here are a selection of pictures.