Contact with nature has halved in a generation.
Hands on activities and nature days, outdoor sessions
The aims of these sessions, are to get children outside, exploring their natural, cultural and historic environment. It can help facilitate more use of the outside environment for curriculum based environmental activities and help teachers select suitable sites for class field trips.
The outside classroom can offer pupils a field trip on their doorstep… everyday.
Also work as an after school eco club.
– Seashore lessons. Nature detectives.
– Make a bag for life.
– Beach crafts. For ages 4-7
– What lives in the Mersey and Irish Sea? from korean sea squirts to rays.
A outdoor lesson on myriad of life forms that live in these micro habitats. Care as always is taken to show upmost care and respect for life forms with minimal intrusion. Fun id quiz at the end.
School Beach cleans
Collect the most bottles on the beach clean and win a trip to the zoo. photo of bottle tops on beach. Download document.
Sea lessons on tall ship at Albert Dock
Short sails to Isle of Man, to teach teenagers about the Marine Environment, UK Ocean species, including Cetaceans and Basking Sharks and lessons on Current issues eg, drift netting and importance of marine sanctuaries. For older teenagers , there will an option take an interest in Sailing with further weekend opportunities.
Underwater Odyssey at Albert Dock with an underwater ROV (Remote Control Operated Vehicle)
The underwater camera, will show life forms that inhabit the waters, that have travelled here from distant shores via boats. Day includes history lesson of Albert Dock, River Mersey and much more.
Do you know what a korean sea squirt is? or what lives in the Albert Dock? or how they survey deep sea? you will after today
Nature trails: Sand Dunes, woodlands.
Come out with ecologists and learn how to identify all kinds of creatures.
What lives in the Mersey? learn about seals, dolphins, rays and sharks after school and weekends.