The reserve has been specially designed for school visits and has so much to offer for teaching your class about wetland habitats.
What we offer
Kingfishers and water voles are regular visitors and are just some of the fascinating wildlife living on this reserve.
The visitor centre has superbly-equipped classrooms and interactive displays. Purpose-built pond dipping and minibeast areas mean children can freely explore the habitats safely, and get the most out of their visit with us.
To find out more, take a look at the list of the programmes and contact us to make a booking.
Each programme is designed to last two hours. Sessions run from 10am to 12pm and then 12.30 to 2.30pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole-day visit.
How to find us:
For directions to Rye Meads visit the reserve page.
Programmes available on this reserve
PDF, 230KbEYFS and KS1 Brilliant Birds
PDF, 232KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Pond Minibeasts
PDF, 233KbEYFS and KS1 Discovering Land Minibeasts
PDF, 153KEYFS and KS1 Seasonal Sensory Walk
PDF, 152KbKS1 Plant Detectives
PDF, 72KbKS2 Investigating Minibeasts
PDF, 70KbKS2 Living Things and their Habitat
PDF, 72KbKS2 Pond/Mud Habitat Study
PDF, 66KbKS2 Discovering Birds
Word doc, 29KbKS3 Geographical fieldwork
Word doc, 33KbKS3 Science Ecological investigations and sampling
Word doc, 27KbKS4 GCSE Geography (2016) Ecosystems
Word doc, 29KbKS4 GCSE ScienceBiology (2016) Managing for Water Quality
Word doc, 27KbKS5 A Level Biology Sampling Biodiversity
Word doc, 26KbKS5 A Level Geography (2016) Ecosystems and Sustainability