School Workshops

Wild, exciting and educational! Our school workshops are linked to the curriculum and use nature as an educational tool to provide your learners with an invaluable experience getting closer to the natural world.
Our staff members are experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about nature and will help you with your hands-on learning, allowing your students to learn and discover along the way.

Our workshops are done from our Wildlife Hub at Margam Park.


What makes a bird?

How do birds fly? How important are feathers? Can we tell their diets?

We look at the different ways birds are adapted to fly from exploring bones, to checking out feathers. We’ll also dissect some owl pellets and identify their diets.
Suitable for Foundation Phase through to KS3

Bees, Pollen and Plants!

How do bees collect pollen? How do plants grow in different soil? What makes pollinators special?

These are the questions we ask during our session. We’ll sample soil to find the perfect one for our plants, learn about different pollinators and what bees have that makes them the best for distributing pollen.
Suitable for Foundation Phase through to KS3

Pondering about Ponds!

What creatures live in a pond? Do they have special abilities to live underwater? How do they live in the water?

We’ll use nets and sample trays to find out what creatures live in our ponds and identify each one. Our future scientists will also help us survey the species by counting each one for our records. We’ll also have an interactive show about each of the species using a microscope to get a close-up view!
Suitable for Foundation Phase through to KS4
*Our site only, not suitable for school locations unless ponds available.

Ready to book your session?

We can alter sessions to suit your class topic and educational needs, message us for a chat.

Day Outline for on site groups

  • Arrive on site to be greeted by your Leader.

  • Introduction by your Leader, house-guidelines and session outline.
    Split into groups if needed for large classes.

  • Session starts – outline of what the session will be, session activity
    Swap stations for larger groups.

  • Objective overview and report back by students.

  • Lunch
    Afternoon free time to enjoy the site Self-guided.

Leaders & Teachers

Did you know we offer free site visits and zoom calls to discuss your session, see the site and meet your Leader?
We can also do informal online chats for your group to get to know the Leader prior to the session particularly for SEN/AN groups.

We are experienced in working with all ages and those with SEN/AN needs. If you have anything you wish to be adapted, please speak to us and we have the experience to adapt our sessions to suit all of your children/group members.

Costings

Foundation Phase (Nursery & Reception): £4.00 per child
KS1: £4.50 per child
KS2: £4.50 per child
KS3: £5.00 per child
KS4 & A Level: £6.00 per child (sessions to be adapted to topics)

Ratios

Foundation Phase, Early Years: 1 adult to 2 children
KS1: 1 adult to 4 children
KS2-KS3: 1 adult to 6 children
KS4 & A Level: 1 adult to 15 children

Please ensure you meet the ratios before booking your session, our Wildlife Education staff DO NOT count in your ratios.

    Home Educators

    Did you know we also run workshops for Home Educators?

    These can be done privately for your group, or join us for one of our Home Educator Sessions once a month and meet some likeminded people whilst learning about wildlife.