Key stage 3 & 4

Motivate your students with an inspiring visit to Wild Place that will challenge their preconceptions, develop teambuilding and communication skills, and engage them with environmental issues.

To Zoo or Not to Zoo? (KS3 and KS4)

In our Madagascan village, students discuss the ethics and roles of zoos in the context of in situ and ex situ conservation. They also meet exotic invertebrate species and assess Wild Place on its animal welfare standards.

Brilliant Biodiversity (KS3 and KS4)

This double-length session allows students to carry out environmental sampling techniques including belt transects, and terrestrial and aquatic invertebrate sampling.  Data collected may be analysed after the visit.

Ingenious Invertebrates (KS3 and KS4)

Students study invertebrates in contrasting terrestrial habitats, sampling the different environments and using keys to identify and classify what they find.  The focus of the session may be habitats, food webs, energy flow and interdependence, adaptation or classification. Sessions may also include the opportunity to get up close to our exotic invertebrates.

*This session is available from April to July. School group size limited to 45.

Powerful Plants (KS3)

With its wide range of native plants, kitchen garden and nursery, Wild Place is the perfect place to engage your students with all things botanical.  Students get hands-on with microscopes to learn about plant structure, nutrition and reproduction. They explore seeds, fruits, pollination, ecosystems, and the dependence of all life on earth on photosynthetic organisms.

Amazing Madagascar (KS3 and KS4 )

Using Madagascar as a case-study, students explore the unique biodiversity of the world’s fourth largest island and explore issues relating to deforestation.  The session may include an immersive trail through a Madagascan village and a hands-on encounter with Giant Hissing Cockroaches.

Learning from Lemurs (KS3 and KS4)

Students become ethologists, observing and interpreting lemur behaviour.  They then compare the behaviour they have seen with human behaviour, exploring how non-verbal signals convey mood and emotion.

Curriculum links included in these sessions:

·         KS3 - Invertebrate classification
·         KS3 -  Habitats & food chains
·         KS3 - Plant reproduction and photsynthesis
·         KS4 GCSE- AQA B1.4 Interdependence, adaptation and environmental change
·         KS4 -GCSE Biology AQA B1.6
·         KS4 - GCSE AQA 2.4.1 Distribution of Organisms

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To book an education session please call 0117 428 5602 or email info@wildplace.org.uk.