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School visit

If you want to learn about nature, the best way is to actually be in nature itself. The Wetland Center believes in seeing, experiencing, feeling and knowing the nature that surrounds us. In addition, DNV provide a unique combination of professional nature expertise and nature guidance. We can therefore offer a wide selection of subjects of various teaching programmes in nature guidance for school and the public.

We offer nature guidance both in situ at the Wetland Centre in Odnes, but we can also be booked for school visits. It is possible to spend the night in a tent in our outdoor area at the Wetland Centre. We can provide a ktichen, toilets and meeting rooms that can be rented for overnight stays.

The Dokka Delta has a very large biological diversity that can be explored in many ways. We have extensive experience from field work for biology students and adapt arrangements according to wishes and the season.

Examples of educational topics for schools

We have the equipment and facilities to carry out a number of schemes at the Wetland Centre including:

  • Guided canoe trip in the delta
  • Ringing of birds
  • Water insects, water measurements and water samples
  • Fishing and ice fishing
  • Nature boxes about four ecosystems; The Dokka Delta, forest, bog and mountains
  • Exhibition of the biological diversity in the Dokka Delta
  • A series of lectures adapted to the curriculum in biology and natural sciences
  • Lectures on environmental philosophy and the intrinsic value of nature
  • Biological diversity and sustainable management of nature
  • Birds as an indicator of climate change
  • Fish in the Randsfjorden
  • Adaptations in species and ecology
  • Wetland – ecosystem services
  • The living bogs
  • Littering and pollution – consequences for nature and us
  • School visit – for pupils or workshop with teachers
  • Lecture on foreign and invasive species in the Inland for Dokka VGS

Our employees have over 70 annual projects to take care of our nature. We bring this practical knowledge and experience into our communication for schools. We have extensive experience in doing this through our versatile work to preserve and restore nature. If you want a school visit from one of our employees, we can also provide an educational programme based on the nature native to your school. We adapt content according to wisches and age levels, so get in touch if you have specific wishes for a visit from us.

Other topics for educational programs

We can also provide educational programme on the following topics:

  • Topics in natural sciences and biology
  • Biological diversity and how to manage nature
  • Ecosystems at risk and ecosystem services
  • Climate change and biodiversity
  • Seasons, adaptations in animals and plants
  • Nocturnal animals
  • Birds
  • Human influence in Arctic areas – birds on Bjørnøya
  • Contamination
  • Red list – examples of endangered species in Innlandet and why they are on the list
  • Foreign species – examples of species and what we can do to combat them
  • Tropical rainforest
  • Food and Health
  • Competence targets that we can introduce and create a scheme around;
  • critically assess information about food production and discuss how consumer power can affect local and global food production
  • explore the climate footprint of food products and understand how food choices and food consumption can affect the environment, the climate and food safety
  • Mediation with nature boxes
  • Academic input for science teachers
  • Course/workshop for teachers in topics within the curriculum in science
  • Explore the biological diversity around the school and find measures that can help preserve diversity
  • Supply chains – examples from the local area
  • Birds – how to increase species knowledge and general knowledge of birds
  • Useful information about Dokkadelta Nature Reserve, RAMSAR and IBA
  • Free crossword puzzles of common insects, orchids, wetland birds and mountain birds

If you have a project in mind or want to know more, feel free to contac us here.

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