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Forest School – Nature Detectives

Suitable for: 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teenagers (Key stage 4), Teachers

This fact book is an exciting guide to the British countryside. It takes young explorers on walks through ancient woodland, beside hedgerows teeming with wildlife, next to a fast-moving river and through the sand dunes for a stroll on the beach. Along the way they will learn about the different habitats and hear lots of fascinating facts about the native animals and plants which live in them. A brilliant companion to rambles and walks and engaging children and young people with wildlife and the outdoors. This fact book may support subjects in the National Curriculum and could be used as an educational resource in class. Also good for home-schooling, homework-help, project work, reading for pleasure and independent learning.

Listen to an audio clip

Hello Nature Detectives! My name's Sabina and I'd love you to join me for a stroll along the bank of the river Wye, which begins in the Welsh mountains and flows into the Severn Estuary. It's the fifth longest river in the UK and the longest in Wales. The scenery along the banks is stunning, with meadows and woodlands and the water is clear and unpolluted. This makes it ideal to act as a home for hundreds of species of birds, mammals, insects and plants.
There are lots of different types of waterway in Britain ranging from slow moving canals and large rivers to fast-running chalk streams. In the past they were an important way of transporting goods by boat around the country. Now they give us lovely places to walk and enjoy the sound of the rushing water and the coolness of the air.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • A picture scrapbook – a large print colour image pack.
  • An Activity Pack with contents list, suggestions for fun things to do and more.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Dormouse, Hazelnut eaten by Dormouse, Hazelnut and leaves on a branch, Turkey tail fungus, Stag beetle
Chaffinch with chicks in next, Hawthorn, Spider
Swallow, Beautiful Demoiselle, Frog, Minnow
Oystercatcher, Common blue butterfly Sand lizard, Adder

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