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Post 16

Support the new A-level curriculum and motivate your students with an inspiring visit to Wild Place Project.  Our Key Stage 2, 3 or 4 sessions can also be adapted for post-16 students.

Sample It!

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 to calculate species richness, diversity indices and compare results to secondary data.  Students may draw conclusions on biodiversity and the factors affecting distribution in contrasting and adjacent areas.

Curriculum links:
·         HSW HSW3- Use appropriate methodology, including information and communication technology (ICT), to answer scientific questions and solve scientific problems, HSW4 - Carry out experimental and investigative activities, including appropriate risk management, in a range of contexts,HSW5 - Analyse and interpret data to provide evidence, recognising correlations and causal relationships, HSW6 - Evaluate methodology, evidence and data, and resolve conflicting evidence.
·         Edexcel AS Unit 2 Biodiversity and natural resources, Edexcel AS Unit 3 Report, Edexcel A2 Unit 4, 7.1 Topic 5: The Natural Environment and species survival
·         OCR A level Biology - Module 6: 6.3.1 (e) Ecosystems,Module 4: 4.2.1 Biodiveristy (f) Factors affecting biodiversity. Module 4: Biodiversity, evolution & disease, 4.2.1 Biodiversity.
·         AQA A level Biology - 3.4.5 Biodiversity within a community, 3.7 Genetics, populations, evolution & ecosystems (A level only),  3.7.4 Populations in ecosystems (A-level only) - Required practical 12:  Investigation into the effect of a named environmental factor on the distribution of a given species.


To Zoo or Not to Zoo?

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.
 
Curriculum links:
·         AQA A level Religion & Philosophy: Ethics: Ethical theories: How do we decide what it is morally right to do?
·         HSW10  Consider ethical issues in the treatment of humans, other organisms and the environment
·         OCR A level Biology 4.2.1 Biodiversity (f & h): Factors affecting biodiversity & in situ and ex situ methods of maintaining biodiversity.


Madagascar Conservation

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.


Ingenious Invertebrates

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 only. School group size limited to 45.

For more information or to book please email info@wildplace.org.uk or call 0117 428 5602.