SCHOOLS

FOR DEVELOPING NATURALISTS

Supporting school teachers in the delivery of the Science and Geography curricula through natural history activities at school and in nature.

I have worked in wildlife education for over five years, designing, developing and delivering natural history activities for schools. The activities are interactive and designed to encourage debate amongst the pupils, self-thinking and problem solving where appropriate. Whilst structured, the activities are fun and informal to encourage inclusive participation.

AT SCHOOL

talk: Wildlife offers a number of curriculum related and natural history educational activities designed to assist schools in achieving their learning objectives. Delivered in the classroom and the school’s outdoor spaces.

Costs:  Half day – £35.00;  Full day – £60.00        Assembly – on request.

IN NATURE

In addition to the outreach services, my partnership with Old Buckenham Country Park (Norfolk), where talk: Wildlife is based, enables me to offer my services in a safe, natural environment.

All school trips to the park are free, see below.

Wasp Beetle - Clytus arietis - Lower Wood - 1.6.2020

ACTIVITY TOPICS

  • Classification
  • Habitats
  • Food chains
  • Plants
  • Pollination
  • Adaptation
  • Pond life
  • Rocks and fossils
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Life cycles and metamorphosis
  • Conservation of wildlife and its habitats
  • Rock cycles and soil formation
  • East Anglia’s geology and geography
  • The evolution and life of birds

KEEPING COSTS LOW

Park visits for FREE

As a result of the generous support from Old Buckenham Country Park, I am delighted to be able to offer school trips to the park, including all natural history learning activities, free of charge

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To encourage the use of scientific equipment, magnifying glasses, magnifying loops, sweep nets, pond-dipping equipment, binoculars guidebooks and keys are available for use during activities where required. Full Risk Assessments for park visits and DBS certificates are provided prior to booking. Come for a meeting at the park in advance to plan your day.

ABOUT OLD BUCKENHAM COUNTRY PARK

Old Buckenham Country Park is set in 32-acres of Norfolk’s wonderful countryside It is sensitively managed with wildlife in mind. Its many hedgerows provide suitable habitats for a variety of flora and fauna species, making it an ideal location for learning about natural history.

Facilities: Classroom sized Education Marquee, ample toilets, pond dipping, plenty of picnic space, playground, and car/coach parking. The park also has a café where snacks, drinks etc can be purchased if required.

WITH THANKS!

I am very grateful to Old Buckenham Country Park for hosting me and to the following businesses for their support. 

Want to book me?

For ‘In school’ or ‘In nature’ activities.