Education and outreach
Moor to Sea:
Working with the 'Moor to Sea' project (part of the Heart of Exmoor a highly successful series of educational classroom and outreach programmes are under taken. Helping to connect all that live or have involvement along the River Exe to the benefits and joys of the moorlands.
This bespoke suite of online learning and teaching materials has been designed for use both in the classroom and to support amazing outdoor learning experiences in some of Exmoor's special places. They are appropriate for Key Stage 1 to lower Key Stage 3, are cross-curricular and entirely free to use. Head to 'Pinkery' using the link below to learn more about this project and the peat bogs of this particular area
Moorland Indicators of Climate Change Initiative (MICCI):
Set up in 2007 through the Peak District National Park Learning Team based at Losehill Hall this is an innovative project involving secondary school students from across many of the UK's National Parks. Through a series of creative investigations, young people will learn more about our connection with the planet by exploring the role that peat plays in carbon sequestration.
There are a whole series of educational resources available on their website so follow the link.
The Mire restoration areas at Aclands have been designated as educational access areas in Natural England's higher level Environmental Stewardship Scheme. To visit the site with an educational group contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download our 'Exehead Mires Leaflet' and take yourself on a self guided walk around the bogs north of Simonsbath. Look out for the old peat cuttings, the delightful bog plants, the restored mires, and hopefully catch a sight of the roaming red deer and Exmoor ponies.
Creating Learning Opportunities in WesterN Somerset (C.L.O.W.N.S):
The delights of the Exmoor bogs are being spread in a unique and innovative way to adults and young children via the 'Creating Learning Opportunities in WesterN Somerset (C.L.O.W.N.S)' via their summer playschemes and Playbus. Have a look at the picture report of this summers playscheme in our Document Library.
UK National Park Peatland resource:
This resource gives pupils a unique insight into the hidden beauty and value of these environments to UK society, how they have been damaged, and what we can do to restore and protect them. The resource can be used on its own in the classroom, or in combination with a visit to one of the UK's many peatland National Parks.
To download a teacher's pack and organise a visit to a National Park, visit: