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.
Secondary School Sand Dune Teaching Resources
Explore and download our range of teaching resources for use in classrooms.
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.
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.
Building a dune system
Explore the natural processes that go into creating a sand dune system. With activities and questions.
Site-specific Learning Resources
Studland Bay, Dorset, School Resources
Whether you are a teacher looking for resources to help you plan a geography or ecology lesson, or you're simply interested in learning more about the Purbeck coastline, explore our sand dune education resources available to download below.
More are available on the Studland Bay National Trust website.
Sand Dune Teacher Resource Pack
This pack is designed for teachers with an interest in sand dunes at Studland Bay. It is aimed primarily at KS3/KS4.
Sand Dune Education and Resource Pack
This education pack is designed for anyone with an interest in the sand dunes at Studland Bay.
Studland Bay Coursework Pack
Studland Bay is a very popular site for students completing their GCSE and A-level coursework. We have designed this pack to include background information and answers to common questions that we have received from students over the years.
Habitat maps & Old aerial photography
These can be useful to understand the changing habitat types and to compare against recent satellite imagery to see how the peninsula has changed over time. Right click to save each file.
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.