This is an activity for you to lead, on a visit to sand dunes in Pembrokeshire National Park - there are 16 sand dune habitats within the park.
Alternatively arrange a trip to a sand dune location in a National Park near you.
Who for?
Key stage 2 - England and Wales
Who by?
This activity is for you to take, using the resources below.

Activity aims:

To investigate a sand dune habitat. The activities enable pupils to learn how dunes are formed, and what creatures live in them.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Gather data through fieldwork
  • Learn about the sand dune habitat and biodiversity
  • Learn about the challenges of protecting this fragile habitat
  • Have fun while learning and observing!

What you will need:

  1. Sand dune spotter guide
  2. Damaged habitats sheet
  3. Sand dune food web sheet
  4. Sand dune quiz sheet
  5. More sand dune activities sheet
  6. Pencils and paper
  7. Clipboards
  8. Plastic cups
  9. Measuring tape

For further information on sand dunes/background/research see:

Curriculum links (Wales):

Geography KS2

  1. Understanding places, environments and processes, 1,2,3
  2. Investigating 1

Science KS2

  1. Interdependence of organisms 4,5,6,7