Wild Science!This year, Wild things! is offering a new theme as part of our Primary programme. We are offering our Forest School, Coastal Classroom and Day Trip participants the opportunity to become young 'ologists'. This theme supports the delivery of the ‘biodiversity and interdependence’ section of the Science Curriculum for Excellence by enabling pupils to develop the skills of scientific enquiry through practical techniques in the field.
"Thank you for again for being a great teacher and helping me to learn in an amazing way."
Pupil, Forest School 2012
- mycologists (fungi)
- herpetologists (amphibians)
- entomologists (insects)
- lepidologists (butterflies/moths)
- apiologists (bees)
- phytologists (plants)
- zoologists (animals) and
- ornithologists (birds)
Project activities include using a hand lens to observe detail, identifying wildlife tracks and signs, and hunting for unusual mini-beasts.
Children will identify species and learn how to submit a biological record.
Our programmes are designed to build confidence, self-esteem and social skills. During our Forest School and Coastal Classroom courses, children also complete their ‘Discovery Award’, the first stage of the John Muir Award Scheme.
- We provide equipment, tools and quality outdoor clothing.
- Our enthusiastic and qualified leaders bring a wealth of practical skills and conservation knowledge, along with ideas, games and camp-fire stories.
- Group Size: 10-15 children plus 1 teacher/parent per group (for larger classes, we can take two groups at the same time)