The SeeNature School Pondcam project is an opportunity for schools to stream 24/7 over the Internet live video of the living things found under the surface and in the natural vegetation around their school pond.
Developments in webcam technology over the past decade make it now affordable for all schools to install a pond webcam in their school pond and give pupils all year round unlimited access to what is happening below the surface and around the pond margins.
What can you expect to see in your pond all year round?
Ponds are exciting wetland areas where things are happening all year round. A quick glance at the table below shows the seasonal and monthly changes.
Pond activity calendar
And remember, even when it is cold and wet outside your webcam will continue to record and broadcast the seasonal and daily changes.
Take a look at our fabulous library of pond resources
To help schools meet the requirements of the new Science Key Stages 1 and 2 Programmes of Study we have created an extensive library of pond resources (Lesson Plans, written articles, videos, photographs and E-books.) These resources can be used to support 12 popular topics that feature in the primary science curriculum which include:
Take part in our healthy school ponds survey
The SeeNature “Healthy School Pond Survey” is an opportunity for schools in spring and summer 2017 to collect data about the quality of the water and vegetation in their pond. Full details about the programme and how to download our SeeNature Pond Survey resource Pack for Teachers will appear on this page later in the autumn term. So keep a look out for updates
Can our school take part in this project?
To take part in the project, all you will require is a fitted wireless pondcam and a designated computer in your school on which the software is installed. Once installed you can start to stream your webcam live, and view it on any computer or mobile device.
What are the costs?
Our pond webcam equipment and installation costs are £799+VAT, which includes the full solar powered wirelesss camera equipment package, on-site installation and live stream configuration. Project registration costs just £199+VAT for the whole school for your first year, which drops to just £149+VAT per year thereafter. This registration includes your 24/7 year round live streaming, website membership and technical support.
Register for the 2017 SeeNature Pondcam project
To register for the 2016/2017 PondCam project please download, complete and return the booking form below. You can return this by post to the included address, or email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a very bespoke service, as such we will be in touch to organise a site survey. If you would like to discuss the project with us please don't hesitate to get in touch.
PondCam Project 2017 - Booking Form