Schools and Teachers

We offer educational programmes for Bermudians and visitors of all ages. As well as learning events for adults and families, we provide curriculum-based programmes for Bermuda’s students.

At our sites, whether it is a tour through one of our pristine nature reserves or activities based in a historic house, an environmental initiative or an art programme, adults, families and school groups will learn in historic and beautiful settings.

We invite everyone to experience our unique sites and have fun through experiential learning!

 

GUIDED FIELD TRIPS FOR SCHOOL GROUPS

We offer guided field trips for school groups to the following sites:

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Verdmont Historic House and Garden, Smith’s Parish

Discover life in the 18th century: artefacts, period furniture and clothing, toys and games children played and Bermudian architecture.

Verdmont Historic House and Garden

Historic Tucker House, St. George’s

Learn about archaeology, 18th century period furniture and kitchen tools, the Tucker family and the ‘Gun Powder Plot’.

Historic Tucker House

The Bermuda National Trust at the Globe Hotel,  St. George’s

Explore the ‘Rogues & Runners’ exhibit showing Bermuda’s involvement in the American Civil War and how the sleepy town of St. George’s was changed during this period.

The Bermuda National Trust Museum at The Globe Hotel

Waterville, Historic House & Gardens, Paget

Visit this beautiful home and site of the first Trimingham store. See 18th century period furniture and enjoy a garden scavenger hunt.

Waterville

St. George’s Activities

Select from a choice of ‘Old Town’ experiences such as a walking tour of select buildings, a scavenger hunt in the town, or focus on Bermudian architecture.

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Paget Marsh Nature Reserve, Paget

Experience Bermuda before development began while walking along the boardwalk through various habitats, viewing plants and animals, learning about the how caves and marsh were formed and conservation efforts in the marsh.

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, Smith’s Parish

Walk the trails through a variety of habitats, viewing bird life, plants and animals. Learn about food chains and conservation efforts.

Somerset Long Bay Nature Reserve, Somerset

View bird life, plants and animals. and learn about conservation efforts at this ‘Buy Back Bermuda’ site.

Vesey Nature Reserve, Southampton

Learn about inland and coastal limestone quarrying of long ago and walk the pathways to enjoy the view of the Great Sound. In depth information about the above sites can be downloaded from the Teacher Resource Guide links below. 

To schedule a trip to one of the above sites please download and complete a field trip booking form. You may return the form via e-mail to: education@bnt.bm

The ratio per field trip is one adult for every ten children. Additional adults are welcome.

 

Questions? Comments? If you have any questions about the programming above or accessing our historic homes or nature reserves, please contact Dr. Dorte Horsfield, Director of Education dhorsfield@bnt.bm

 

The Trust's education team offers a variety of programmes for teachers and students.

THREE-PART LEARNING

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We offer ‘Three-Part Learning’ experiences that complement field trips to Trust nature reserves and historic properties and link directly to the Cambridge National Curriculum and the Ministry of Education Social Studies Curriculum. Field trips and activities are provided for all grade levels.

1. Preparation

A brief presentation about the site to be visited is shown to students by our BNT educator in your classroom, which builds anticipation for the field trip. The educator gauges students’ learning styles and prior knowledge, while encouraging them to think of additional information they would like to acquire during their trip.

2. Field Trip

The experiential field trip is lead by our BNT educator and includes hands-on activities connected to curriculum areas requested by the teacher. Knowledge from the classroom introduction increases student engagement and their ability to retain information.

3. Summary

During the classroom follow-up approximately a week after the field trip, students are encouraged to participate in an activity which is delivered in a fun and engaging presentation by our BNT educator. For more information please click here or contact education@bnt.bm 

GUIDED FIELD TRIPS FOR SCHOOL GROUPS

We offer guided field trips for school groups to the following sites:

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Verdmont Historic House and Garden, Smith’s Parish

Discover life in the 18th century: artefacts, period furniture and clothing, toys and games children played and Bermudian architecture.

Historic Tucker House, St. George’s

Learn about archaeology, 18th century period furniture and kitchen tools, the Tucker family and the ‘Gun Powder Plot’.

The Bermuda National Trust at the Globe Hotel,  St. George’s

Explore the ‘Rogues & Runners’ exhibit showing Bermuda’s involvement in the American Civil War and how the sleepy town of St. George’s was changed during this period.

Waterville, Historic House & Gardens, Paget

Visit this beautiful home and site of the first Trimingham store. See 18th century period furniture and enjoy a garden scavenger hunt.

St. George’s Activities

Select from a choice of ‘Old Town’ experiences such as a walking tour of select buildings, a scavenger hunt in the town, or focus on Bermudian architecture.

 For SCIENCE & THE ENVIRONMENT Studies ….

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Paget Marsh Nature Reserve, Paget

Experience Bermuda before development began while walking along the boardwalk through various habitats, viewing plants and animals, learning about the how caves and marsh were formed and conservation efforts in the marsh.

Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, Smith’s Parish

Walk the trails through a variety of habitats, viewing bird life, plants and animals. Learn about food chains and conservation efforts.

Somerset Long Bay Nature Reserve, Somerset

View bird life, plants and animals. and learn about conservation efforts at this ‘Buy Back Bermuda’ site.

Vesey Nature Reserve, Southampton

Learn about inland and coastal limestone quarrying of long ago and walk the pathways to enjoy the view of the Great Sound. In depth information about the above sites can be downloaded from the Teacher Resource Guide links below. 

To schedule a trip to one of the above sites please download and complete a field trip booking form below. Return the form via e-mail to: education@bnt.bm

The ratio per field trip is one adult for every ten children. Additional adults are welcome.

TEACHER WORKSHOPS 

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We can provide a “group teacher workshop” in our AXIS Education Classroom at Waterville prior to a field trip to one of our sites. A minimum of 10 teachers is required, maximum group size is 15. The time allotted for the workshop is 1.5 - 2 hours.

The overall focus of the workshop is to:

• Obtain a copy of the relevant teacher resource booklet

• Review the history of the site to be visited, curriculum links and suggested activities

• Network with other teachers to brainstorm ideas for additional activities that can be offered to promote student learning before and after the class tour

For more information please contact: education@bnt.bm

 

TEACHER RESOURCE GUIDES

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This set of 12 teacher resource guides serves as the most comprehensive resource manual to the Bermuda National Trust historic houses, cemeteries and nature reserves. It is designed to inspire teachers to enhance their students’ learning through informal engaged experiences outside the classroom. Each guide is filled with fascinating background information and lists activities which are linked to the curriculum laid out by the Bermuda Ministry of Education’s Social Studies and Cambridge International Science Curriculum. The guides were launched on April 24th 2015 (see article in Royal Gazette).

 

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