The Woodland Discovery Trail is a unique, tried and tested, ready to run Q3 Ranger
education module. It is a guided woodland exploration which provides interpretation
and learning opportunities along a woodland route. The Trail encompasses life and
living processes common to all woodlands and also introduces the concepts of sustainability
and timber use. It can be readily adapted to suit any type of woodland in any area.
Learning through personal observation is a key feature of the Trail activities, all
of which are organized and directed by the group leader’s Q3 Ranger. Far from being
a substitute for first-hand experience of the natural world, the Q3 Rangers stimulate
enthusiasm, direct and focus attention and activity, while also allowing topics to
be further explored in the field. Versions of the Trail suitable for UK Key Stages
1 - 3 are available.
The Q3 Rangers automatically deliver advanced, multimedia presentations combined
with directions for hands-on, educational activities at selected points. Location
information and route guidance are seamlessly combined with the educational content
so that group leaders can’t get lost and can unerringly find the learning points.
The Woodland Discovery Trail enables any approved person (teacher, classroom assistant,
parent or volunteer) to deliver expert, curriculum-based, environmental education
to a consistently high standard.