The Nature Trail at Greenmount Campus is offered in partnership with the RSPB. The trail normally attracts over 3,00 visitors annually and offers the opportunity to investigate a variety of farmland habitats and their wildlife. Field teaching experience using the Nature Trail is provided by the RSPB and charges per pupil of £3.50 for half day and £5 full day apply.
Autumn CAFRE Trail education programmes
The RSPB in partnership with CAFRE have taken the difficult decision to pause our outdoor learning visits for schools at CAFRE, Greenmount Campus until at least April 2021. This is directly related to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions and the difficulty schools are having as they adapt to the ‘new normal’.
Spring 2021 visits
We are happy to take enquiries and provisional bookings for the spring/summer term beginning April 2021. We would urge you to make a provisional booking as soon as possible, so that you don’t miss out if we can reopen and it is permissible and feasible to travel from school to Greenmount Campus. Please contact CAFRE directly by Emailing: Aisling.McAuley@daera-ni.gov.uk to request a date for your preferred summer date.
Wild Challenge autumn 2020
Instead of travelling to visit us at Greenmount this autumn, register your school/class for the RSPB’s ‘Wild Challenge’. You and your class can complete a range of useful educational activities relating to the environment within your school grounds and gain a bronze, silver or gold award for your pupils, as well as helping the wildlife on your doorstep. All the tasks are fun, active and engaging .
Big Schools Birdwatch January 2021
You can also register now to join the January Big Schools’ Birdwatch. https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-birdwatch/
You don’t need to be a bird expert to participate. To help you and your class get ready, we’ll send you a free bird identification poster. Participation in the birdwatch will count towards your Wild Challenge awards and also contribute to your Eco-Schools topics!
AS/A2 curriculum support
For information on programmes to support AS and A2 curriculum please contact Deirdre Cooper (Senior Recruitment Adviser) by Emailing: Deirdre.Cooper@daera-ni.gov.uk