Without a Trace

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Students get to try their hand at a range of different survival activities such as fire lighting, shelter building and making natural water filters. Each activity has a focus on how to survive in the natural environment without leaving a footprint. Students will learn about our ancient and protected woodlands, why the Parks Trust cut down some trees but not others and what impact climate change is having on the water bodies in Milton Keynes.

How does this session link to the National Curriculum?

Key Stage 3 - Earth as a source of limited resources and the efficacy of recycling. The production of carbon dioxide by human activity and the impact on climate.

Key Stage 4 - Potential effects of, and mitigation of, increased levels of carbon dioxide and methane on the Earth’s climate. The Earth’s water resources and obtaining potable water.

If you would like to speak to a member of the Outdoor Learning team, please contact us on 01908 233600 or outdoorlearning@theparkstrust.com.

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  • Did you know that young people, with an accompanying adult are welcome to volunteer at our community litter picks?

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  • Hazeley Wood was planted in 1991 and will not reach full maturity until 2141!

  • There were 6000 silver birch and 6000 hornbeam trees planted in Hazeley Wood

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  • Hazeley Wood

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    Hazeley Wood was planted by Milton Keynes Development Corporation in 1991. The long-term aim was to create a mature oak woodland for the new city. After many years of being a field of trees Hazeley is finally beginning to look and feel like a woodland. But there is still a long way to go: the wood will not finally reach maturity until 2141.

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    There are no facilities in the wood. The nearest shops are at Grange Farm, about ten minutes’ walk away, or Shenley Church End local centre or the Westcroft Centre, both of which are a few minutes' drive away.

  • Elfield Nature Park

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    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.

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