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Education - Dorset Heaths

Education on the Heath UHP

Free education activities are offered to schools to encourage an appreciation of local heathland sites.

The UHP offer free educational activities and information to schools through talks or visits to local heathland sites. These activities are led by the UHP Education Officer. Activities are linked to the National Curriculum through a wide range of subjects, and all heath visits encourage an interest through exploration of the outdoor environment.  Heath Activity KS2 Minibeasting Tree UHP

The UHP Education Officer works with many schools who are just are short walk away from their local heathland site.  There are many educational activities to engage young people, these involve exploring heathland habitats and wildlife to understanding the consequences of fires. Heath Activity KS1 Lizard Camouflage UHP

The project area covers south-east Dorset, incorporating Bournemouth & Poole Local Authorities, and parts of Dorset Local Authority.

Contact the UHP Education Officer for more details.

  • Heath visits

    Heathlands are an important educational resource available to be utilised by schools and groups. Heathland visits with the UHP team encourage an understanding of the history and ecology of the local area and an appreciation of the importance of heathlands.

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