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Key Stage 3 and Above

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These activities are led by our experienced National Park Education Team and are usually based at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby. Our National Curriculum and Exam Specification linked activities last from an hour up to a full day. If you can't see anything suitable here, let us know. We're happy to adapt activities whenever possible to link to your curriculum or syllabus requirements or to cater for any special needs of your students.

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Fieldwork and geographical skills

Map Skills and Geocaching (pdf) Develop OS skills and mapping fieldwork knowledge Out of the Classroom

River Investigations - Fieldwork options include freshwater biology, flood management and downstream river changes

Moorlands as Indicators of Climate Change(pdf) Fieldwork measuring this Carbon Sink, and how it may be changing

Coastal Fieldwork -  Explore Robin Hoods Bay's geology, coastal landforms and coastal management issues

Endangered Ecosystems (pdf) Geo-cashing and a moorland walk provide insights into the Park's special landscapes

Impacts of Footpath Erosion on a Moorland Environment (pdf) Fieldwork exploring this complex issue

Impacts of Heather Burning on a Moorland Environment (pdf) Assessing the impact of this land management strategy

Grosmont's Industrial Heritage (pdf) Explore the village's history and consider how it should be managed in the future

Talks and classroom activities

Wind Turbines in a National Park (pdf) How human and physical processes have interacted to change a landscape

Illustrated Talks (pdf) An introduction to the National Park and management issues within this protected environment

Free assemblies for local schools (pdf) Introducing the National Park and employment opportunities within the Park


Free resources to extend and support learning around visits, including guides for ESOL learners.

Contact us

Tel: 01439 772700