The English Riviera Geopark is an excellent educational resource that allows children of all ages the opportunity to experience their environment through outdoor field work.
We welcome visits from Primary and Secondary Schools, Colleges and Community groups. Visits can be tailor made to suit the needs of your group.
Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust (TCCT), Torquay Museum, Kents Cavern and Torre Abbey provide a range of fantastic educational experiences. The full suite of activities now available cover a broad range of curriculum subjects including; Science, Geography, History and Citizenship.
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Learning with Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust
As an independent conservation charity that manages over 1800 acres across Torbay, they host hundreds of school visits and groups every year with around 7000 children and adults enjoying Ranger led activities at their sites.
TCCT offer safe access to a variety of specialist, high quality habitats such as streams, ponds, woodland, farmland, coast and rocky shores with all equipment and materials provided for students.
Full details can be found here
Learning with Torquay Museum
Delve into the world of science and explore the world around us at Torquay Museum. Whatever your age or interest, there’s always something amazing to discover.
Discover, explore and create at a Geopark Workshop, step back in time and discover how the earliest humans lived. Learn about climate change and how it affected the people who lived here and come face-to-face with some of the animals that roamed the area. At the ‘Rocks and Fossils Discovery’ workshop young people will learn how fossils are formed and about the different rocks which make up the landscape of our Global Geopark.
Interactive workshops are available for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Workshops are packed with exciting activities and storytelling designed to stimulate the children’s interest in the galleries and objects from the museum. Workshops are also offered which focus on traditional tales from around the world. All workshop sessions can be adapted to meet the needs of the class. To discuss your Early Years learning requirements email: email@example.com
Torquay Museum is a popular venue for visiting language students, many of whom have an interest in Agatha Christie. To support the interest in the Agatha Christie exhibition the museum provides a quiz based worksheet for students to complete during their visit. Find out more about language school visits.
Learning with Kents Cavern
Kents Cavern is a gateway visitor centre the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, they have a dedicated education team who are passionate about bringing Kents Cavern’s history alive.
The team will work with you to ensure your visit covers exactly what you want, they not only provide young people with an educational visit but also and enjoyable and unbeatable experience of one of the oldest natural habitats in Britain.
Kents Cavern have a range of downloadable cross-curricular learning packs.
Learning with Torre Abbey
Enrich your student’s learning with a group visit to Torre Abbey Museum. Explore a unique set of buildings and grounds that have witnessed events spanning over 800 years, playing a pivotal role in the history and cultural life of Torbay.
To know more about Torre Abbey’s full education offer, contact the Learning Officer on 01803 208511.
Educational Register of Geological Sites
This Register has been compiled by Devon County Council in partnership with English Nature and the Devon RIGS Group and with funding support from The Curry Fund of the Geologists Association.
The Register has been designed to be of use in the planning of fieldwork trips and can also make a valuable contribution to the teaching of geography, geology and science in the National Curriculum.
The requirement for formal academic research is recognised and encourage and a system is in place in order for academic to apply for consent to carry out research which is granted by Natural England and the site owner. If you wish to carry out research in the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, please send your research proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fossil and Mineral Collection
Our policy on Fossil and Mineral Collection can be found on page 45 of the English Riviera Geopark Management Plan. Please note this is a 1.5Mb PDF file.