School sessions on the Downs

The Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project offer FREE education sessions to state funded primary schools.

Despite being only two miles from the city centre, this is one of the best wildlife sites in Bristol and home to many rare plants and animals making it a fantastic resource for learning!

Delivered by qualified teachers, each session is linked to a different area of the National Curriculum and is designed around a series of outdoor activities that embrace different learning styles. From peregrine falcons and rare whitebeam trees, to beautiful summer meadows and woodland glades, the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project brings learning alive!

Why not take advantage of this opportunity to get your pupils out in the fresh air and learning about nature for FREE!

To find out more click on the seasonal sessions buttons below.

During spring and summer, the meadow areas are growing tall and are alive with wild flowers, chicks are preparing to fledge, and the whole environment is buzzing with invertebrates.

During the autumn term, the changing sights and sounds of the Downs provide an inspirational outdoor classroom. The Downs become a patchwork of reds, golds and browns as leaves turn and berries ripen on the trees.

All photographs © Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project.