Education and learning resources

Whether you're a teacher looking to plan a geography, history or ecology lesson, or a student searching for help with your studies, our education and learning resources are free for you to download and use. This page will be regularly updated with new materials.

 

General Sand Dune Lessons: Powerpoints & accompanying notes

These introductory presentations have been curated for different key stage classes and are available to download and use free of charge below. Presentations explore the species that live in sand dunes, how they are adapted to survive in dune habitats, and how human interactions physical processes with these species and landscapes and ecology. Class interaction and discussion activities are included.

Key Stage 1

Estimated time: 15-20 minutes

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Key Stage 2

Estimated time: 20-30 minutes

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Key Stage 3 & 4

Estimated time: 30-40 minutes

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Secondary School Sand Dune Teaching Resources

Ingredients for a sand dune

From the creation of sand from rocks to the wind and waves moving sand around, explore find out how a sand dune is formed.

Download English PDF   or   Download Welsh PDF

 

Dunes are homes

Find out about some of the creatures that live in sand dunes, and the adaptations that make them suited to this environment.

Download English PDF    or     Download Welsh PDF

 

Building a dune system

Explore the natural processes that go into creating a sand dune system. With activities and questions.

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Site-specific Learning Resources

Studland Bay, Dorset, School Resources

aerial photograph of studland bay from 1928
1928 Aerial Photograph
Aerial photograph of Studland Bay from 1930s
1930s aerial photograph
aerial photograph of Studland Bay from 1947
1947 aerial photograph
Sheep's bit species distribution heat map of Studland Bay
Sheep's bit distribution point map
Dynamic Dunescapes Project Map
Dynamic Dunescapes Project Map
Studland Map with comparison photos
Studland Map with comparison photos
Habitat distribution
Habitat distribution
A colourful map of Studland bay
Studland Map
A series of arial maps showing Studlands dunes through times
Studland's dunes through time

Teachers: sign up to our school partnership programme.

The project is looking to develop long-term relationships between schools and their local sand dune sites.

If you would like to know more about our schools partnership programme, fill out the form below and we’ll match you with your local Dunescapes Engagement Officer.

    Events for schools

    We don’t have very many events planned right now, but once the current restrictions are lifted and it is safe for us to do so, we will share all the details of our school dune events here.