School Visits

Naturedayz give a unique experience for children uncovering and discovering what lives in the woodlands and hedgerows that surround us.

A school visit from Naturedayz is a great introduction to wild mammals and ties directly into Key stages 1 and 2 of the Science curriculum.

I can offer come to your school and give a talk on mini mammals living in our surrounding habitats. As well as the talk, I can also offer to set some humane Longworth traps (these are the standard traps used for surveying and monitoring small mammals, approved by the RSPCA) within the school grounds, to demonstrate to and familiarise children with a world they rarely get a chance to see.

The trapping is done during a 72 hour period prior to the school visit. Careful baiting and exploration of the site is necessary (out of school hours, of course) to maximise the chances and numbers of captures, as well as varieties of species.

On the day of the visit, and depending on the terrain, the children can either be led around the area and actually watch me as I open the traps to see what we have caught, or I can transfer the animals into small, safe vivariums for the purpose of the visit before they are released back into the wild.

Take a look at our video of a Bugs,Birds and Bushcraft club. there is a demonstration of what we do and expose you to inside your very own school grounds.

 

Showing the children

Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 in science both require:

  • Scientific enquiry.
  • Life processes and living things.
  • Materials and their properties.
  • Physical processes.

 

Naturedayz offers this inquiry first hand to students and explains.

  • The need for monitoring wildlife.
  • How we conduct this process.
  • The equipment used.
  • Results.
  • Conclusions.

 

There are four packages to choose from:

  • 20 minute talk. - Free
  • A 45 minute mini mammal talk. - £35
  • Mini mammal talk and trapping starts at - £250
  • Other projects and opportunities for children to get involved in trapping are available. These can be tailored to suit the needs of the school or class.

The deposit of £100.00 is required no later than two weeks prior to the event.

 

If you'd like to book a school visit from Naturedayz then please contact me or call on 07521 813162