Key Stages 1 and 2
Minibeasts in their environment - an exploration of nearby woodland on the hunt for bugs, beetles and other creepy-crawlies (KS1).
Beach scavenger hunt
Explore the shore and make sculptures using the natural materials found there, including sand, shells, seaweed and driftwood (KS1).
Discover how Studland’s animals and plants are adapted to their environment by visiting a selection of habitats (seashore, heathland, woodland) within easy reach of the Discovery Centre (KS2).
Discover how erosion and deposition have shaped Studland, and how these processes are continuing today (KS2).
Eco-buildings and renewable energy
A look at how the Discovery Centre was designed with environmental sustainability in mind (KS2).
Key Stages 3 and 4
Sand Dune Succession
Studland is a classic example of the development of a sand dune system and the associated physical and biological changes to the environment.
Management of a National Nature Reserve
How we balance conserving Studland’s natural features alongside opening it for heavy recreational use.
Human Impacts on a High Value Coastline
What are the conflicts affecting this popular but fragile stretch of coastline, and how do we manage them?
An examination of the threats to Studland’s coastline and how we're responding to them.
The cost is £3 per pupil for a session of up to two hours. There's a minimum charge of £42 for groups of fewer than 14 pupils.
Accompanying adults are free.
Please download our safety and care for schools leaflet (below) before your visit.
Private hire of the Discovery Centre
Costs are from £15 per hour or £12.60 per hour if you are using our catering service.
Please email us or call 01929 450580.