by creating local educational and work placement opportunities
by encouraging professional development across all land based careers
by offering volunteering opportunities and community engagement activities

The long-term future of Clinton Devon Estates depends on us earning and maintaining public support. We aim to improve awareness and appreciation of the countryside for all ages through our Countryside Learning programme.

what we do and why

We run a programme of events throughout the year to reconnect people with the landscape around them, providing speakers to talk to local groups and arranging walks or visits to find out more about the countryside and how it is managed.

The East Devon Pebblebed Heaths is a key focus for our outreach with regular health, wildlife and archaeological walks, as well as monthly talks led by a range of conservation specialists.

For primary and secondary schools we deliver outdoor educational experiences in the beautiful East Devon countryside.

Our heathland-focused primary education programme links into the Rarer than Rainforest (KS2+) element of the national curriculum. This is delivered through the Conservation Trust, who host outdoor learning experiences on the Pebblebed Heaths and the Otter Estuary for local schools in East Devon.

A range of secondary school educational opportunities are also available through our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme. In addition, the Conservation Trust also partners with academic institutions to support undergraduate, Masters level and doctoral research programmes.

If your school is interested in joining our team for an insightful, fun and educational day to learn about how this historic and important landscape is managed for both the wildlife and public, please contact Kate Ponting – 01395 446918.
email kate ponting