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What is life like in the Amazon Rainforest? Explore animals that live there and learn about people that call it their ‘home’.

Get up close to taxidermy rainforest animals such as caiman, armadillo and tarantula, and discover how their amazingly adapted bodies help them survive.

In this workshop, students will have the unique opportunity to handle traditional objects handmade by the Wai-Wai people; a group living in the Amazon Rainforest of Guyana and Northern Brazil. Students will learn about life in the rainforest by exploring unfamiliar objects, materials they are made from and how they are used.

A short introduction to the Amazon Rainforest will be followed by the circle handling of taxidermy animals that live in the rainforest. Students will then be introduced to Wai-Wai people and explore two stations of Wai-Wai objects. They will finish by talking about what they learned through Wai-Wai objects, discuss threats facing the rainforest habitat and its people and discover solutions for positive change.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2

Ages: 7-11

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, History, Anthropology

Topics: Animals, Fossils, Human & Physical Geography, Team Building, Materials

Type: At Venue

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: From £2.41 per student (£72.50 per session, excluding VAT)

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share.

Learn about their world-class collections and discover information about world cultures, music, different species and the natural environment we all share.

There is more that unites us than divides us, and this can clearly be seen when looking at the 350,000 or so objects in the Horniman collections.

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