If you are looking for a place to learn more about the Environment around we live in or simply somewhere to escape to and fnd some 'Me' time then The Kings Dam Project can fulfil both those needs. Fresh air and wih a strong community feel as well as outdoor cooking and all the equipment provided on site come and join us to experience more. Al our projects are run by 2 members of Staff, David Reynolds is an Ecologist and a Practitioner of Outdoor Education and Michelle Blake is a Psychohterpaist and Supporting Practitoner of Outdoor Education. The Kings Dam Project has specific Learning Aims and Objectives for those wanting more educational aspects and for those simply wanting to potter and meet other people The Kings Dam Project can provide it all.
Below is a list of the Learning Aim and Objectives of the Kings Dam Project, for those individuals or groups more interested in the educational aspect of joining the project:
Learning Aims and objectives for the Kings Dam project
- Drainage and Irrigation in the area used for planting and fruit to support growing
- Environmental Science – identifying soil types, conditions and how they differ from area to area
- Ecology – Animals, birds and invertebrate identification and the roles they all play within the food web
- Dyke – to build a platform over the dyke to create an area for educational purposes such as pond dipping
- To help clients understand the importance of good preparation of our soils within our growing areas and the reasons why
- Management and correct control of the land in order to protect the habitats within our specific area
- To be able to identify different wild plants that are edible, berries, trees and fruits
- To gain further knowledge and the importance of a better bio diverse environment
- Animal Care and Husbandry – to help clients understand the importance of animal welfare, their living conditions, protection and wellbeing
- Helping clients to develop a greater understanding of the reasons behind decisions made on site and enable them to become more proactive in making more ecological efficient choices.
- To gain a better knowledge of the wildlife and different habitats with in the Project site. Identifying the importance of working compassionately to support and create a better bio diverse area as part of the Kings Dam project.
- To gain an understanding of management skills and tool use through practical demonstration, teaching and actual hands on practicing.
- To look at health and safety aspects while onsite and become aware of our own impact while carrying out this work.
- To learn how to build fires and burn debris in a safe way, not just for ourselves but the site safety also
- Safety while in the work place, PPE and correct tool use and reasons why.