An important part of the ethos of the Pondhead Conservation Trust is education and learning opportunities about the environment in general and woodland biodiversity in particular.
We welcome enquiries from youth and adult groups/organisations who wish to learn more about sustainable woodland management, charcoal production and the New Forest in general. We are happy to arrange guided walks or event days, both of which are informative in terms of the history of the New Forest and its wildlife.
By way of example, we have undertaken conservation work with various youth organisations and young adults with learning difficulties. We have also provided a woodland meeting area for art therapists and undertaken a series of informative woodland walks for diverse groups, including the Disabled Ramblers Association. We are also happy to present informative talks to local groups and organisations.
Woodland environments rich in wildlife are associated with improved wellbeing, through emotional, social and psychological benefits. Learning in this type of environment, whether it’s an educational walk or learning new skills, has been shown to play an important role in health and wellbeing. For children and young people learning about their local landscape, wildlife and nature, provides them with a greater understanding and appreciation of the environment and why we need to protect it from the many threats it faces.
PLEASE NOTE – there are no toilet facilities in the woodland.
For more information on education and learning opportunities please contact Paul Brockman on 07749242486