Workshop: What lies beneath? Soil Exploration

Elfield Nature Park

Various dates available, click the Book Now button to see more
18:00 - 20:00
£5
Adults only 

Find out what lies beneath your feet. In this workshop, we will look at some properties of soil in our parks to better understand how simple characteristics can determine the plants we see on the surface. We will consider how the land supports the environment through food production, carbon storage, and ecosystems. We will do this by taking samples of soil from around the park and analysisng what we can see and what we can find out from this. 

This will be a practical workshop led with guidance from The Parks Trust's Environmental Sustainability Manager. 

Elfield Nature Park is a closed site that has uneven ground, steps and steep slopes. This session will involve some walking around the site and sitting on log stumps.

Please note this is an adults-only session. There are no toilets or refreshemnts at this site. Please get in touch on outdoorlearning@theparkstrust.com if you require any accessibility support or to request a hearing loop. 

This event is part of our outdoor learning programme which is designed to help people learn more about their local parks and the natural environment.

Booking is required.

  • Elfield Nature Park
    Elfield Nature Park - Park Image.jpg

    Elfield Nature Park is the hidden gem of Milton Keynes’ parks. A mixed landscape of woodland, grassland, scrub, ponds and ditches, the site is not normally open to the public but is very rich in flora and fauna.