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Bring your students to these fun and engaging Animal Workshops, wich they can experience in-person or through an online platform.

Suitable for all Key Stages, these Animal Workshops explore a range of topics from arthropods and underwater creatures to the evolution of species and shelter building.

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Cogges Mar 22 2

Cogges Manor Farm’s Enchanted Cogges (Full Day) Workshop

This workshops aim is to provide a light hearted exploration of Cogges, using their imagination to find ‘fairies’, create woodland creatures and environmental art, plant seeds and build shelters.

This workshop was created at the request of a local school and they are now offering it out to other schools. Based around the idea of ‘fairies’ at Cogges this workshop looks at where fairies might live, creating a creature that might live alongside fairies, planting a seed, creating environmental art and a fairy shelter.

Learning outcomes:
Thinking about habitats and what different animals need to live
Understanding what plants need to grow
Creating imagery using found resources
Creating a structure using natural material
Creating a story of magical creatures at Cogges

 

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, Maths, Science

Find out more about Cogges Manor Farm’s Enchanted Cogges (Full Day) Workshop.

Cogges Mar 22 2

Cogges Manor Farm’s Farming for Food (Full Day) Workshop

This workshops aim is to enhance the students’ understanding of farming and the provenance of healthy and environmentally sustainable food production. Considering how our choices impact the planet e.g. air miles and ethical choices that need to be made to feed an ever increasing population.

This is an in-depth programme delivering a 360-degree appreciation of bringing a farmed product to market. students are hands-on throughout the day and involved from the start of the farming process where they see where the produce is grown or reared, consider different produce that comes from a farm, prepare a product, design the packaging, and end the day with a final finished product which is market ready.

Learning outcomes:
– Develop a knowledge of farming systems and processes, both past and present.
– Know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared and processed.
– Appreciate the wide variety of issues that influence the decisions farmers make.
– Understand their own role as a consumer and reflect on their food decisions
– Think about how we can continue to feed an ever increasing population with the space and lad we have around us.

 

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History, Maths, Science

Find out more about Cogges Manor Farm’s Farming for Food (Full Day) Workshop.

Cogges Mar 22 3

Cogges Manor Farm’s Jack and the Bean Stalk (Half Day) Workshop

This workshops aim is to engage younger students in the exploration of the story of Jack and the Bean stalk.

Based on the story of Jack and the Bean Stalk, students look at growing from a seed, making a bed, finding some eggs, creating baked impressions of the giant’s footprints and milking the model cow. This is a lively and interactive workshop where all students are involved. Including a special puppet surprise at the end!

Learning outcomes:
Learn about and identify different eggs
Create giant footstep shaped biscuits
Make a bed to sleep in
Understand what a seed needs to grow
Understand where milk comes from and why farmers keep cows

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1

Subjects: Citizenship, English, Maths, PSHE, Science

Find out more about Cogges Manor Farm’s Jack and the Bean Stalk (Half Day) Workshop.

Cogges Mar 22 3

Cogges Manor Farm’s Little Red Hen and Farmyard Friends (Half Day) Workshop

This workshops aim is to give younger students an understanding of where food comes from and how it is made.

Based on the story of Little Red Hen, students look at growing from a seed, grinding flour and baking bread. This is a lively and interactive workshop where all students are involved. Including a special puppet surprise at the end!

Learning outcomes:
– To experience and interact first-hand with the whole process from seed through to a baked loaf of bread.
– To appreciate and participate in all the stages of food production from holding the seed, seeing where it is planted, grinding flour and baking bread.

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1

Subjects: Citizenship, English, History, Maths, PSHE, Science

Find out more about Cogges Manor Farm’s Little Red Hen and Farmyard Friends (Half Day) Workshop.

Cogges Mar 22 2

Cogges Manor Farm’s Old MacDonald – Story and Rhyme (Half Day) Workshop

This workshops aim is to give younger students a fun and interactive tour of the farm. Learning through stories and rhymes about the different animals and the different aspects of farming.

Students take a tour of the whole of the site at Cogges Manor farm and are introduced to and learn about the different animals. They take part in stories, songs and rhymes associated with the animals and their journey is tied together through Old MacDonald had a farm. This is a fun and stimulating workshop and brings a host of key learning areas to life. Including a special puppet surprise at the end

Learning outcomes:
– To identify and learn about the different animals at Cogges Manor Farm.
– To get a first-hand experience of a farm/agricultural environment.
– To enhance a love of reading and language through stories and rhymes associated with the animals on the farm with a focus on Old MacDonald had a Farm.

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1

Subjects: English, Geography, History, Maths, Science

Find out more about Cogges Manor Farm’s Old MacDonald – Story and Rhyme (Half Day) Workshop.

Cogges Mar 22 2

Cogges Manor Farm’s Stick Day (Half Day) Workshop

This workshops aim is to give younger students confidence in creativity. To look at specific books such as ‘Stanley’s Stick’ and ‘Stickman’ and to engage with them at a deeper level.

Immersing themselves in the idea that sticks can be anything, either focusing on Stanley’s Stick or Stickman (usually time of year dependent). Students will create shelters with sticks, learn about different sticks and create bread-sticks to take home. They will hunt hidden stick characters create their own and have fun with sticks. This is a creative workshop encouraging students to have fun outdoors. Including a special puppet surprise at the end!

Learning outcomes:
– Creating a stick creature
– Searching for hidden stick characters and spelling out a word
– Working together to create a stick shelter
– Creating bread-sticks, learning sticks come in many forms
– Measuring with sticks

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, Citizenship, English, Maths, PSHE, Science

Find out more about Cogges Manor Farm’s Stick Day (Half Day) Workshop.

Cogges Mar 22 2

Cogges Manor Farm’s Wildlife and Growing (Full Day) Workshop

This workshops aim is to establish in students an understanding and appreciation of the natural environment around them. The interdependence of all creatures and food chains.

Students will take a tour of the whole site at Cogges Manor Farm and will become nature detectives – seeking out animal habitats, learning about plants and taking a hands-on role in planting their seedling and making their own compost. This is a fun, outdoor workshop that can be tailored to the different seasons of the year.

Learning outcomes:
– To have a greater understanding of local wildlife. See first-hand where different animals live and what they eat.
– To look closely at different plants and understand their life cycle and what they need to grow.
– Learn how to plant a seedling, study a pollinator and make some good quality compost to feed their plants on in the Autumn, harvest vegetables from the garden

Please note: This is designed to be a full day workshop, but there is flexibility and they are happy to try and work around your timings if required.

 

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, Maths, PSHE, Science

Find out more about Cogges Manor Farm’s Wildlife and Growing (Full Day) Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Amazon Rainforest: People and Animals Virtual Workshop

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

Immerse yourself in the rainforest habitat, learn about life in the rainforest and the people and animals that live there. Working as a whole class and in small groups, students will discover the importance of rainforests, the threats to their existence and consider the consequences locally and globally. There will be the opportunity to see some of our collection of Wai Wai objects up close.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, History, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Amazon Rainforest: People and Animals Virtual Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Amazon Rainforest: People and Animals Workshop

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.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, History, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Amazon Rainforest: People and Animals Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Animal Classification Workshop

Why do scientists classify animals? What similarities do all mammals have?

In this workshop students will explore and handle a variety of taxidermy animals from around the world to understand how and why scientists sort animals into groups.

Students will practice using a classification key to sort invertebrates and identify the features of mammals, fish, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Students will also be challenged to classify some mystery animals.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Science

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Animal Classification Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Animals and their Habitats Workshop

How have animals adapted to their homes? Discover for yourself as you get hands on with taxidermy animals from different habitats.

Identify animals, examine their features and think about some of the challenges these creatures face in our changing world.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Biology, Geography

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Animals and their Habitats Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Animals: Pond, River and Sea Workshop

Come on an interactive, imaginary journey with the Horniman walrus as we search for a seahorse in a pond, the Amazon river, and the sea.

Along the way, you’ll meet some amazing aquatic creatures, from a frog to a fish, learn about their amazing bodies, and even sing about them.

Travel to the Amazon rainforest, bravely touch a stuffed caiman and learn about colour and camouflage. At the seaside, listen to the waves, feel sea spray on your face and go diving in search of aquatic creatures.

When you return, dress as your favourite animal from your journey and explore the amazing objects hidden around the room: touch a real shark’s jaw; feel an enormous Nile crocodile’s scaly skin; and see a frog’s skeleton up-close.

The cost of the session also includes timed access to the Aquarium (please note – this is not private access) outside the session.

Suitable for: EYFS

Subjects: Geography

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Animals: Pond, River and Sea Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Aquatic Adaptations Workshop

In this exciting hands-on workshop, students will discover how aquatic animals survive in their habitats.

Discover how the bodies of freshwater animals are perfectly suited to help them survive in their habitat whilst examining an amazing selection of real Museum objects.

Dress as jellyfish, frogs or crabs, imitate their movements, and consider how (and why) they move like that. Examine a stuffed caiman, shark’s jaw and lobster, and identify the adaptations that help them to catch their prey… or defend themselves from predators.

The cost of the workshop also includes timed access for the class to the Aquarium (please note – this is not private access) outside the workshop.

Please be aware that the Aquarium is popular on Tuesday mornings, so you may wish to book this session at quieter times of the week.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Geography

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Aquatic Adaptations Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Arctic Adventure Workshop

Travel on an exciting, imaginary journey to the Arctic in this interactive hands-on workshop.

Discover some amazing Arctic animals as you touch a real orca tooth and reindeer fur, and learn how their bodies help them to survive in their cold habitat.

Learn about traditional Inuit life, from their homes to their clothing, and discover how they use natural resources to survive. Handle beautiful objects made by the Inuit, including snow shoes, snow goggles and a seal-skin parka, think about how they might be used, and identify the materials used to make them.

The Horniman is the perfect place to explore your topic further. Use their Arctic schools trail to guide your class to their famous taxidermy walrus; search their Natural History Gallery for other Arctic animals; and see amazing Inuit objects in their wonderful World Gallery.

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Arctic Adventure Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Around Africa KS3 Workshop

Explore the diversity of Africa in this exciting hands-on workshop. They can tailor this workshop – when booking, please let them know which African country or region you are studying.

Explore traditional artefacts from this vast continent. Discuss different beliefs, peoples, cultures and identities.

Handle, play, examine or draw traditional African objects, from masks to musical instruments, love tokens to textiles, and bead work to toys.

The objects used in this workshop can be specially selected to suit your topic. Talk to one of their Learning Officers about how they can tailor this workshop for your class.

Their fantastic World Gallery is the perfect place to support your students’ learning, and has a stunning display dedicated to African cultures and peoples. Students can also explore musical instruments from a range of African countries in the Horniman’s Music Gallery, and see a wide selection of African animals in the Natural History Gallery (all free to enter).

Suitable for: KS3

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, History, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Around Africa KS3 Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Around Africa Workshop

Explore the diversity of Africa in this exciting hands-on workshop. They can tailor this workshop – when booking, please let them know which African country or region you are studying.

Discover the diversity of Africa in this exciting hands-on workshop. Visit the largest market in Ghana’s capital Accra, try on clothes, play a ‘talking’ drum and buy local food. Play with African toys and try to spot the recycled materials used to make them. Explore Maasai people’s traditional way of life, their home and the animals that live there.

After a short introduction to vastness of the African continent, all students will explore three stations: roleplay at Makola market; engage with African toys through play; explore Maasai objects and savanna animals. They will finish by discussing what they’ve learned through hands-on object handling at each station.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, History, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Around Africa Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Art Portfolio Workshop

This workshop is tailored to your topic or students’ interests; with over 3,000 objects in their unique Handling Collection, their Learning Officers will select a variety of artefacts for your students to sketch and photograph.

From traditional art and textiles from around the world to natural forms, students will have a fantastic opportunity to develop their still life sketching skills and form ideas and concepts around their own work. Students will have the chance to handle and closely study the objects, repositioning and arranging them as they choose, whilst exploring new textures and forms and being inspired by the stories behind them.

Please bring your sketchbooks and pencils with you.

This session is not available on a Tuesday.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Subjects: Art & Design, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Art Portfolio Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Bones and Teeth Virtual Workshop

Why do animals have skeletons? What are the different types of teeth for?

Bring your Science topic to life by exploring how different animal skeletons and teeth have evolved to adapt to different ways of moving, different diets and lifestyles. Students explore different types of dentition and their function through close observation of a range of animal skulls and compare a range of bones and skeletons.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Science

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Bones and Teeth Virtual Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Bones and Teeth Workshop

Why do animals have skeletons? What are the different types of teeth for?

Handle a range of real animal skulls such as tiger, dolphin and crocodile, and study their teeth to identify carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Compare to human teeth and look at the different types. Challenge yourself to guess the animal from the mystery skulls and skeletons.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Science

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Bones and Teeth Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Evidence for Evolution Workshop

How have living things changed over time and how do we know?

This workshop explores evidence for evolution by handling real fossils from the Horniman’s collection and discussing what they are and what we can learn from them.

Students will compare the beaks of different birds, like Charles Darwin did, and also study some taxidermy animals and find out how they have adapted to their environment.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Science

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Evidence for Evolution Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Fossil Dig Workshop

Learn all about fossils, how they form and get up close with some real fossilised creatures in this hands on workshop.

Explore some fantastic fossils.

Get hands on and discover how a fossil is formed, what becomes fossilised and why, have a go at working out some mystery fossils and touch a cast of one of the most important fossils ever discovered – the archaeopteryx!

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: History, Science

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Fossil Dig Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Pond Dipping and Outdoor Habitats Workshop

Step onto London’s oldest Nature Trail, explore the wild side of the Horniman Gardens and the animals that live there.

Dip nets in the Horniman’s pond and explore outdoor habitats on their wild Nature Trail. Use scientific equipment to collect animals and first-hand observation to learn more about them. Reconnect with nature and enhance Science curriculum learning.

This workshop will run outdoors on the Horniman’s Nature trail and will go ahead unless in the event of extreme weather. Please ensure your Students are dressed appropriately for the weather.

Wheelchair users can access the Nature Trail via Langton Rise (by prior arrangement).

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Science

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Pond Dipping and Outdoor Habitats Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Seeds, Plants and People Workshop

This exiting hands-on workshop explores everything about plants through objects, life plants and artefacts.

Discover how seeds are dispersed, why people need plants and how plants are used by peoples around the world.

After a short introduction to a flowering plant life cycle and seed dispersal, all students will explore three stations. Observe real seeds and find out how they are dispersed; explore a variety of plants and their uses; learn about cultures by discovering plant based artefacts from around the world. We will finish by discussing the role of animals in seed dispersal, why we cannot live without plants and how plants are used in different cultures.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Biology, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Seeds, Plants and People Workshop.

Horniman Museum and Gardens Apr 22 2

Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Sensory Session: Animals and Habitats (SEND) Workshop

Explore three different habitats and the animals that live there. Hands-on and sensory elements will help students to explore these very different environments for themselves.

Join Horniman Museum and Gardens on an imaginary journey, taking you to a coral reef, a desert and the Arctic. Explore the different habitats using your senses and learn about the animals that live there in this tactile handling session.

Sessions will encourage children to:
Compare three different habitats
Experience and/or respond to a range of stimuli
Touch and explore museum objects
Take turns and share
Make independent and supported choices
Try something new

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Subjects: Science, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Sensory Session: Animals and Habitats (SEND) Workshop.

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Museum of Liverpool’s Little Liverpool KS1 Workshop

This workshop will allow students a safe and fun environment to help develop their communication and alphabet skills.

The Museum of Liverpool’s Little Liverpool Gallery is a hands-on world where the students can sail boats and fish for pretend marine creatures and rubbish.  Students will be encouraged to investigate, explore and learn.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: English, Geography, History

Find out more about Museum of Liverpool’s Little Liverpool KS1 Workshop.

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Museum of Liverpool’s Remembering the First World War Workshop

This workshop uses real and replica objects from the Museum of Liverpool’s handling collection combined with hands on activities to give students an overview of some of the experiences of local people and animals who participated in the First World War.

Students will be able to examine photographs of local soldiers and animals who were involved in the First World War along with real and replica objects in character bags. Changes in battle technology will also be discussed and the devastating impact of these considered.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Citizenship, English, History

Find out more about Museum of Liverpool’s Remembering the First World War Workshop.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s Biodiversity and Evolution Online Lesson

Explore the relationship between organisms and their environment.

Understand that adaptation and selection are major components of evolution and make a significant contribution to the diversity of life. Understand that classification and taxonomy is a means of organising and naming the variety of life. Use their historic collections to find out how classification systems have changed and will continue to change as our knowledge of biology develops.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History is home to an internationally important collection of over 5 million insects. Insects are divided into orders based on characteristics they share with common ancestors.

Find out more about this and Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s other taught online and onsite sessions.

For more information and to book a session contact education@oum.ox.ac.uk

Suitable for: KS5

Subjects: Biology, Science

Find out more about Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s Biodiversity and Evolution Online Lesson.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s Evolution Solution Online Lesson

Explore how evolution has shaped the diversity of life around us.

Discover how Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin used their encounters with nature to describe how natural selection drives the evolution process and so how all modern terrestrial vertebrates evolved from a common ancestor that first conquered the land.

This bizarre creature, somewhere between fish and early four-legged land animals, is called Tiktaalik. The more scientists learn about this 375 million-year-old beast, now long extinct, the more it intrigues them. Recent discoveries suggest its strong pelvis and hind limbs allowed it to move effectively through water, but also to clamber on the river bed and possibly onto mudflats. In the session, Tiktaalik is used as an example of how animals moved out of the water and onto land and how that relates to the history of life on Earth.

Find out more about this and Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s other taught online and onsite sessions.

For more information and to book a session contact education@oum.ox.ac.uk

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Biology, Science

Find out more about Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s Evolution Solution Online Lesson.

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Seven Stories’ Overcoming the Monster (The Gruffalo) EYFS Workshop

The animals have gone for a stroll in the deep dark woods, and are lost!

We need to work out which animal goes in which house so they can get home again! In this sensory and participative session, your group will explore the different habitats in the much-loved world of the Gruffalo and get to experience an interactive storytime.

Suitable for: EYFS

Subjects: Art & Design, Drama, English, Maths

Find out more about Seven Stories’ Overcoming the Monster (The Gruffalo) EYFS Workshop.

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The Bioasis’ 10 Day Bioasis Expedition

This is a mission based workshop where students will learn to adapt, solve problems, locate food and equipment drops and undertake challenging adventures – all whilst contributing to biodiversity studies, conservation programmes and building individual and group resilience.

Mission Objectives: Navigate 52km through wilderness terrain, meeting Bioasis agents and avoiding industrialists. Undertake night-time stealth crossing of industrialist heartland. Negotiate final 8km to outer perimeter of The Bioasis. Rebuild advanced basecamp. Establish renewable energy sources. Locate food & equipment drops on land and water. Environment clean up. Wildlife survey work, conservation activities and camera trapping. Regular radio reports to Bioasis Mission Control required. Plan for post-mission return and guerrilla rewilding activities.

Skills & Learning Outcomes: multi-day trekking, renewable energy circuits, Leave No Trace philosophy, navigation, canoe skills & safety, camera trapping, foraging, search and rescue, food hygiene & preparation, camp craft, team work, problem solving, conservation & rewilding.

Suitable for: KS4, KS5

Subjects: Biology, Geography, Physical Education

Find out more about The Bioasis’ 10 Day Bioasis Expedition.

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The Bioasis’ 5 Day Classic Mission

This is a mission based workshop where students will learn to adapt, solve problems, locate food and equipment drops and undertake challenging adventures – all whilst contributing to biodiversity studies, conservation programmes and building individual and group resilience.

Mission Objectives: Rebuild advanced basecamp. Establish renewable energy sources. Locate food & equipment drops on land and water. Wildlife biodiversity survey work & conservation volunteer activities. Environment clean up. Camera trapping. Regular radio reports to Bioasis Mission Control required. Plan for post-mission return and guerrilla rewilding activities.

Skills & Learning Outcomes: Renewable energy circuits, Leave No Trace philosophy, navigation, canoe skills & safety, camera trapping, foraging, search and rescue, food hygiene & preparation, camp craft, team work, problem solving, conservation & rewilding.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Subjects: Biology, Geography, Physical Education

Find out more about The Bioasis’ 5 Day Classic Mission.

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World Museum’s Exploring Life Under the Sea Workshop

This World Museum workshop will introduce students to the sea and underwater animals giving them an exciting insight into how they move and their habitats.

Students will gain insight into the vast amount of creatures living under the sea and how they move and live. They will also be able to come up close and actually touch some of the animals they have learned about in the workshop and see how they move underwater.

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Science

Find out more about World Museum’s Exploring Life Under the Sea Workshop.

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World Museum’s Life in a Rock Pool Workshop

Students will be asked to consider the oceans, their importance and what they provide for us. They will then be introduced to the rock pool as a habitat and will be asked to consider that habitat and the challenges it may present to the animals which live there.

During this workshop students will learn about the animals including what their bodies are made of, what they would feel like and how they protect themselves. They will look at how many arms, legs and feet they have and how they move around. Students will be able to take a closer look to find out if the animals have eyes and how they know where they are going, where the animals’ mouths are, what they like to eat and how they catch and eat their food.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Science

Find out more about World Museum’s Life in a Rock Pool Workshop.

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World Museum’s Spiders, Scorpions and Insects Workshop

During this World Museum workshop expert demonstrators will help students examine the ecology, adaptations and lifestyles of arthropods.

Students will get the chance to interact with three really successful arthropod groups – the insects, arachnids and myriapods. They will have the opportunity to get up close to real live specimens from the World Museum’s Bug House.

The Students will get to see a scorpion glow under UV light, learn why stick insects camouflage and discover how we can tell a spider is a girl by her big bottom!

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Science

Find out more about World Museum’s Spiders, Scorpions and Insects Workshop.

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