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Avalon Marshes (RSPB and Natural England)

Ask about school visits to the Avalon Marshes nature reserves. We can also provide outreach in your school. We can run free taster sessions for teachers at the reserves or in school.
The RSPB and Natural England in partnership deliver outdoor learning in the Avalon Marshes near Glastonbury. This wetland landscape in the Somerset Levels combines man-made and natural heritage. Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve is home to the Neolithic Sweet Track, oldest trackway known in Britain (3800 BC). Ham Wall Nature Reserve is a wetland reserve created from old peat diggings with boardwalks, pond dipping platforms & bird hides. The Avalon Marshes is a conservation success story with increasing numbers of booming bitterns, otters, water voles, eels and the largest wintering roost of starlings in the UK.
Benefits
-Programmes support the National Curriculum with a particular focus on the science curriculum
-Bookings all year round
-Connect children to nature and increase their knowledge of the environment
-Develop new skills
-Toilets with disabled facilities
-Disabled access
-Free Coach parking
-Indoor & outdoor classrooms
-RSPB Avalon Marshes has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge which gives you the assurance that our scheme meets national standards of quality and safety

Address

RSPB, Avalon Marshes Centre
Shapwick Road
Westhay
Somerset
BA6 9TT

Telephone: 01458 860494

Email: ham.wall@rspb.org.uk

Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/schoolvisits

Accreditation

LOTC accreditation

Pricing

School visits from £4 per primary child.
Outreach from £50.
Teacher inset sessions free.

Type of support

We can support self-guided visits & welcome enquiries from teachers wishing to carry out fieldwork at the reserves.

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