We cater for all Key Stages, working with teachers and leaders to provide visits that meet the specific needs and ages of each group. We don’t believe in one size fits all!

The Chatham Green Environmental Education Project is an outdoor education initiative that uses our 400-acre outdoor classroom to bring the national curriculum to life! We engage with over 6000 young people a year through our workshops and visits – covering a wide range of subjects – everything from farming and food production to life-cycles, plants & pollination, animals (including humans), biodiversity … the list goes on!

Our experienced Education Team provide quality Learning Outside the Classroom opportunities for children of all ages. Our lessons and activities are all curriculum linked, helping teachers to deliver the curriculum in an engaging and connected way. We cater for children of all abilities, adapting our delivery methods to suit the learning style of our visitors and we are proud to hold the LOTC Quality Mark.

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OUR PROGRAMMES

For more details on our Wilderness Environmental Education Programmes and Curriculum based Workshops download our brochure HERE.

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What we do

The Chatham Green Project is an outdoor education initiative that uses our 400-acre outdoor classroom to bring the national curriculum to life! The project engages thousands of young people each year – covering a wide range of subjects – from life-cycles, farming, climate change, plants & pollination, animals, biodiversity, leave no trace… the list is endless! We also provide non-curriculum outdoor fun and team building days including den building and fire lighting.

We cater for all Key Stages and SEN, as well as out of school groups such as Beavers, Cubs & Brownies. We work with teachers and leaders to provide visits that meet the needs of the group, we don’t believe in one size fits all!

Focused on sustainable land use, the project investigates how we can utilise the land more effectively to better balance the 21st century needs of farming, nature and communities. Our lessons and activities are all curriculum linked, helping teachers to deliver the curriculum in an engaging and connected way. We cater for children of all abilities, adapting our delivery methods to suit the learning style of our visitors.

How we do it

Surrounded by arable fields, our beautiful teaching site includes mature woodland, Jubilee tree plantation, pond, stream, meadows, horticulture zone and Education centre. Young people can access and immerse themselves within the natural environment. Giving them the opportunity to develop their own connections with the outdoors.

How better to learn about habitats than following badger footprints through the woods and peering down and deep dark badger set. They can learn how wheat growing in the field becomes flour and make dough on the side of the field and finish by cooking bread to share on an open fire. They can learn first-hand about the effects of climate change and about sustainability while exploring our natural landscape.

Our Education Officers can also visit your school or hub to help prepare students for a visit, or even deliver environmental workshops as outreach in your grounds.

We also provide non-curriculum outdoor fun and team building days for schools and groups – including classic outdoor fun such as den building and fire lighting. Why not mix in some outdoor fun with some curriculum led topics for an all-round unforgettable day!

Why we do it

Our goal is to inspire the next generation to love and respect the environment and for this to be carried forward into adulthood. We offer an in-depth understanding of how the outdoors can benefit mental health and wellbeing. We strive to give young people access to the environment and allow them to make their own connections with the natural world, whilst contributing to a sustainable planet.

Our ethos is built on a strong connection with the natural world and that we should look after and care for it, which is why we follow the Leave No Trace principles. We are proud to hold the LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom) Badge.

The LOtC Quality Badge, awarded by the Council means that you have passed a robust assessment process and that you meet schools’ learning and risk management needs, no matter what activities you offer.

For more information and to book a visit contact our Education Officer

on 0300 123 3073

In advance of your visit we will supply you with a copies of our Risk Assessments for your chosen activities. All bookings are subject to availability. Full terms and conditions are detailed on our booking form, a copy of which will be supplied to you on receipt of your enquiry.

Booking Info/Costs

Environmental Education Day Visit – Approx. 10am-2pm

KS1 and KS2 £7.00 per child
KS3 and KS4 £8.00 per child

SEN Environmental Education Visit

Please contact us for further information

Holiday Camps

£25 per child per day. Run During all school holidays except Christmas.

Youth Groups – Beavers, Brownies, Scouts Cubs.

£3 per child for 2 hour session.

Outreach Workshops for schools

45min – 1hr Workshops – Donations accepted

In advance of your visit we will supply you with a copies of our Risk Assessments for your chosen activities. All bookings are subject to availability. Full terms and conditions are detailed on our booking form, a copy of which will be supplied to you on receipt of your enquiry.

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