Norfolk Wildlife Trust

D12479
D12479
  • Zoos, Wildlife and Countryside

    Zoos, Wildlife and Countryside

Contact Details:
01603 625540
Contact Email:
annabelh@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
Website:
www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
Address:
Bewick House 22 Thorpe Road Norwich
To allow children to explore, learn and be inspired about the natural world.
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Coastal Creations
Aims: To allow children to explore, learn about, and be inspired by, the natural world. Objectives and intended outcome • To encourage children to explore the natural world • Learn about strandline scavenge items • Introduce the term ‘sustainability’ • Be inspired to learn about the natural world Several activities take place in the Coastal Creations session: 1) Scavenger hunt- Families and children take part in a scavenge and learn about the marine wildlife 2) Each family creates natural art, inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy on the beach
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Crafty Creations
Aims: To allow children to explore, learn about, and be inspired by, the natural world. Objectives and Intended Outcomes • To encourage children to explore the natural world • Learn about scavenge items found • Introduce the term ‘sustainability’ • Learn how they can help species • Be inspired to learn about the natural world Several activities take place in a Crafty Creations session: 1. Mini art – children arrange small pieces of natural materials to create a mini work of art. This encourages children to look closely at their surroundings and helps them to start exploring and noticing the colours around them. 2. Meet a Tree – game to encourage children to use their sense of touch and encourage team working. 3. Natural Art Pallet – children are asked to look for the variation of colour, texture and shapes in the natural world. They then have a chance to create artwork, using Andy Goldsworthy pictures for inspiration. 4. Clay/mud Creatures. Use natural materials to creature a work of art
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Dyke Dabbling
Aims - To allow children to explore, learn about, and be inspired by, the natural world Objectives and intended outcomes • To explore the freshwater habitat • To learn about freshwater invertebrates and the habitat they are dependent on • To appreciate that greater diversity in freshwater wildlife means a healthier habitat • Be inspired by the natural world Leader will safely demonstrate how to dip safely, and then allow children to dip. Leader will assist in identifying the invertebrates and then gather group around to discuss what everyone has found, interesting facts about each species and their position in the food chain. To see the latest dates, times, prices and details, go to: https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/search?searchtext=dyke%20dabbling
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Early Birds
Aims: To allow children to explore, learn about, and be inspired by, the natural world. Objectives and intended outcomes: • To encourage children to explore the natural world • To learn about the variety of birds in North Norfolk • To introduce the terms ‘habitats’ and ‘adaptation’ • To be inspired and enjoy spending time in the natural world Several activities take place in the Early Birds session: 1) Matching game – Children match birds to their habitats, thinking about why birds live in different habitats, introducing camouflage, feeding adaptions and size. 2) Bird song game - Families learn about bird communications through an interactive bird call game. 3) Walk onto the reserve – Families will learn about how the reserve is managed in order to protect birds. 4) Bird hides – Families will be able to observe birds in the wild, and discover the variety and range of birds at Cley.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Magical Moths
Aims: To allow children to explore, learn about, and be inspired by, the natural world. Objectives and intended outcomes: • To encourage children to explore the natural world • To learn about the variety of moths in the UK, focusing on those in North Norfolk, by having the chance to see live moths up close • To learn about the life cycle, ecology and importance of moths • To be inspired and enjoy spending time in the natural world Several activities take place in the Magical Moths session: 1) Photo presentation – Using a projector, we look at pictures of moths to explore various different features of moths, i.e camouflage, feeding, male/female, identification. 2) Bat and Moth game - Families learn about how bats hunt at night, and how moths try and avoid predators 3) Peppered moth camouflage game – Families will learn about how the moths have adapted over time and learn about the importance of camouflage 4) Moth traps – Families will be able to observe live moths up close, learn how to identify moths and see a sample of the diverse range of moths in Norfolk
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Miraculous Minibeasts
Aims - To allow children to explore, learn about, and be inspired by, the natural world. Objectives and intended outcomes: • Encourage self-led exploration of nature • Appreciate importance of minibeasts • Consider diversity of life between habitats • Be inspired by the natural world Children will be able to explore 3 types of habitat, including grass, hedges and woodland, using different techniques to search for mini beasts. Introduction to minibeasts and discussion of different species we may find. Use of equipment will be demonstrated safely by Education Officers but we allow children to use equipment and self-led exploration of the 3 habitats is encouraged: Grass - Use of sweep nets and pots to collect minibeasts in grass habitat. Hedge - Use beating trays to find minibeasts Woodland - Search under leaves and log piles to find minibeasts.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Ranworth Rambling
Ranworth Rambling is an interactive habitat trail of Ranworth Broad exploring different habitats and species by observing their surroundings and natural history items. Aims - To allow children to explore, learn about, and be inspired by, the natural world. Objectives and Intended Outcomes: • Experience an interactive introduction to the diverse habitats in Ranworth Broad • Give a hands-on experience of nature • To understand species are specific and dependent on certain habitats • Be inspired to learn about the natural world
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Rock pool rummaging
Aim - To allow children to explore, learn about, and be inspired by, the natural world. Objectives and intended outcomes: • Encourage a caring approach for Norfolk’s wildlife • Understand the terms ‘adaptation’ and ‘habitat’ • Investigate variation of living things • Be inspired by the natural world Rockpool rummaging explores the rare rockpool habitat and its dependent species at West Runton. Children will learn how species have adapted to live in the sea and on land in one of the harshest, most changeable habitats.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Rocks and Relics
Examine the shoreline and the dramatic cliffs at West Runton. Children will learn how the climate and creatures have changed over time and have the opportunity to see our fossils collection. Aims: To allow children to explore, learn about, and be inspired by, the natural world. Objectives and Intended Outcomes: • Understand what a fossil is and how it is formed • Understand how the landscape has changed over time • Learn how to identify chalk and flint on the beach • Be inspired by the natural world
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
Sea Dipping
Aim - To allow children to explore, learn about, and be inspired by, the natural world. Objectives • Understand the concept of a habitat • Learn to identify species found in the North Sea • Learn about the diverse marine species • Be inspired by the natural world Sea dipping offers a rare view of the fascinating wildlife found in the Wash off NWT Holme Dunes beach. Children will have a unique opportunity of observing and identifying marine species. For the latest dates, times and prices, go to: https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/search?searchtext=sea%20dipping
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
West Runton Fossil Roadshow
Your finds will be identified by experts. There will be a vast array of fossils, rocks, minerals and shells. Art and craft stalls. Guided rockpooling and fossil hunting 8th August - Seaview Car Park, Water Lane, West Runton, NR27 9QP Children will learn about varying types of fossils, rocks, minerals and shells and will have the opportunity for their finds to be identified.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14