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

Suitable for all Key Stages, these Biology Workshops explore a range of topics from animals habitats and birds feeding techniques to plastic pollution and biodiversity.

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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’ 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: Anthropology, Biology

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

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.

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.

Seven Stories’ Dare Dream Believe Imagine KS2 Workshop

In this creative workshop they take inspiration from author Sita Brahmachari’s beautiful book The River Runs Gold, which highlights the urgent need to tackle environmental destruction. Sita was gifted a banner by young students who were inspired by her book and had created the banner for use in the Friday for Futures marches. That very climate change banner was donated to their collection by Sita in 2021. She said:

“I felt a strong urge to leave this beautiful banner and my notebook at Seven Stories as COP26 closed and the calls from the young people of our globe were echoing everywhere… urgent calls to save the planet. It’s my hope that this and the other creative 3D objects that have grown up around my stories will be exhibited and continue to pass on their empathy charges.”

This workshop is an opportunity for students to design and make their very own ‘story’ banner that expresses what is important to them through illustration and creative writing.

Seven Stories understand that early years education is the foundation of a child’s future development. It is in these formative years that a lifelong love of learning is developed and nurtured. Seven Stories is here to support teachers and educators by developing an educational programme that not only encourages a love of reading but supports critical thinking, personal, social and emotional development and communication and language skills. Seven Stories will help to build confidence, resilience and perseverance using a range of different texts, both fiction and non-fiction, role-play, rhymes and poems.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Biology, English, Geography

Find out more about Seven Stories’ Dare Dream Believe Imagine KS2 Workshop.

Seven Stories’ Do Dragons Really Exist? Workshop

Could the legends be true? Are the mythical scaled creatures merely a myth or did dragons really exist? Join Seven Stories on a journey of discovery and delve into the science of dragons. Together with their team of Story Catchers, students will research and collect evidence to prove the theory that dragons could be real. Using a range of materials and texts they’ll look at myths from around the world, other cultures and local folklore – as nearby as the Lambton Worm – to discover the truth!

Seven Stories understand that early years education is the foundation of a child’s future development. It is in these formative years that a lifelong love of learning is developed and nurtured. Seven Stories is here to support teachers and educators by developing an educational programme that not only encourages a love of reading but supports critical thinking, personal, social and emotional development and communication and language skills. Seven Stories will help to build confidence, resilience and perseverance using a range of different texts, both fiction and non-fiction, role-play, rhymes and poems.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Biology, English, History

Find out more about Seven Stories’ Do Dragons Really Exist? Workshop.

Take Me To London’s Nature and Us in The British Museum Tour

‘The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity — then we will treat each other with greater respect’  – David Suzuki

Join Take Me To London on a guided tour of The British Museum where we will be looking at objects and artworks and discover how our relationship with Nature has changed throughout history. How this relation changed when we started farming, building cities, the connection of faith, mythology and nature and how we tried to gain control over the natural world.

To enquire or book please email ildi.pelikan@takemetolondon.com referencing ‘The School Trip’ to get exclusive school rates.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Art & Design, Biology, History, Religious Studies

Find out more about Take Me To London’s Nature and Us in The British Museum Tour.

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.

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.

World Museum’s Virtual Classroom: Ancient Egypt – Mummification

Led by an expert from the World Museum, students will explore the various stages of the Ancient Egyptian preservation process giving them an understanding of cultures, history and science whilst developing core skills such as collaboration and communication.

The aim of this workshop is for students to come away with knowledge of the entire mummification process and an insight into the anatomy of the body through assisting in the ‘mummification’ and gain insights into the ancient Egyptian understanding of body and spirit.

March availability only, with more dates available soon

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Biology, History, Science

Find out more about World Museum’s Virtual Classroom: Ancient Egypt – Mummification.

WWT Arundel Amazing Migration Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for KS1 & KS2.

Meet migratory birds, identify what they need to survive and what it takes to meet these needs as habitats change seasonally. Explore distances birds travel, how they navigate and what influences their journey. Where are they going and why?

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Amazing Migration Workshop.

WWT Arundel Birds, Beaks and Feeding Techniques Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for EYFS & KS1.

Wildfowl and waterfowl dabble, dive, probe and graze. How are their bills adapted to different foods and why? Observe and investigate different feeding styles how this helps them to survive.

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Birds, Beaks and Feeding Techniques Workshop.

WWT Arundel Brilliant Bird Adaptations Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for KS1 & KS2.

Get nose to beak with birds and observe the differences and similarities amongst them. Investigate what makes birds unique and what adaptations have allowed them to be so diverse and yet well adapted to life as a water bird.

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Brilliant Bird Adaptations Workshop.

WWT Arundel Climate Change Champions KS2 Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for KS2.

Learners explore the causes of climate change and the impact this is having on wetlands. They investigate the role of wetlands in helping to ‘prevent’ climate change and consider the role they can play as individuals. They take on the role of leaves, showing how plants have an important role to play in absorbing carbon dioxide.

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Climate Change Champions KS2 Workshop.

WWT Arundel Climate Change Champions KS3 Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for KS3.

Learners explore the causes of climate change and the impact this is having on wetlands. They investigate the role of wetlands in helping to ‘prevent’ climate change and consider the role they can play as individuals. The process of photosynthesis is explored, showing how plants have a vital role to play.

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: KS3

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Climate Change Champions KS3 Workshop.

WWT Arundel Environmental change in Freshwater Ecosystems Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for KS3, KS4 & Higher Education.

Investigate environmental change and human impact in freshwater habitats. Work scientifically to catch and identify animals, make observations and record your findings. What will the animals you catch tell you about the health of the pond?

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Environmental change in Freshwater Ecosystems Workshop.

WWT Arundel Minibeast Safari Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for EYFS, KS1 & KS2.

Discover wetland microhabitats and identify the invertebrates that live there. Compare and contrast aquatic and terrestrial environments and how the minibeasts are adapted. Study their size, shape and movement; what special features make them really good at living where they do?

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1, KS2

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Minibeast Safari Workshop.

WWT Arundel Plastic Planet KS3 Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for KS3.

Learners discover the main sources of plastic pollution and the problems this is causing for wetlands. They explore the dangers of microplastics, focusing on how they can lead to the accumulation of toxic materials through a food chain. What we can do to improve the situation?

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: KS3

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Plastic Planet KS3 Workshop.

WWT Arundel Plastic Planet Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for KS1 & KS2.

Learners discover the main sources of plastic pollution and the problems this is causing for wetlands. They investigate how long plastic stays in the environment and what they can do to help improve the situation.

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Plastic Planet Workshop.

WWT Arundel Pond Detectives Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for EYFS, KS1 & KS2.

Dip with nets in WWT Arundel’s wildlife ponds to find freshwater invertebrates. Explore and identify the animals you catch using magnifying glasses and ID keys. How will you describe your animals and how do they compare?

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1, KS2

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Pond Detectives Workshop.

WWT Arundel Santa Session Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for EYFS & KS1.

A unique and unforgettable learning experience packed full of festive cheer. Learn all about how and what birds eat, head outdoors with Santa to hand feed their ducks and geese and make pine cone bird feeders with help from their merry elves.

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Santa Session Workshop.

WWT Arundel Wetland Conservation in Action Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for KS3, KS4 & Higher Education.

Find out about WWT’s work to protect wetland habitats and wildlife and experience the techniques they use to bring people and wildlife closer together. What do you think we do and how does it help our conservation work?

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Wetland Conservation in Action Workshop.

WWT Arundel Wetland Wonders Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Arundel with this workshop for EYFS & KS1.

Using your senses, explore wetland habitats and microhabitats with a different perspective! How do these senses help you discover what actually lives here?

Informative and engaging, WWT Arundel’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Arundel Wetland Wonders Workshop.

WWT Castle Espie’s Amazing Migration Workshop

Accompany your school trip to WWT Castle Espie with this workshop for KS1-KS3.

Meet migratory birds, identify what they need to survive and what it takes to meet these needs as habitats change seasonally. Explore distances birds travel, how they navigate and what influences their journey. Where are they going and why?

Informative and engaging, WWT Castle Espie’s curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Led by experienced staff, sessions are very much hands-on, promoting learning through exploration and discovery.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3

Subjects: Biology, Citizenship, Geography, PSHE, Science

Find out more about WWT Castle Espie’s Amazing Migration Workshop.