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.
‘Great day out- great mix of fun/physical and knowledge of nature.’ Oldfield School
Students discuss the ethics and roles of zoos in the context of in situ and ex situ conservation. They assess Wild Place on its animal welfare standards and meet some exotic invertebrates.
Double-length session: Students study invertebrates in contrasting habitats, both terrestrial and aquatic, and identify and classify what they find. The focus may be on habitats, food webs, adaptation or classification. Available April-July.
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.
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.
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.
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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