Knowsley Safari offers free roadshows for schools
Knowsley Safari Park have announced they have free-of-charge roadshows for local schoolchildren which they can benefit from.
The Safari’s conservation and learning & discovery teams are available to come into schools between now and February half term to deliver “exciting, interactive workshops” on a variety of topics.
These will appeal to Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS – ages 4-5) right through to Year 11 (age 16).
These roadshows, which are all free, include:
Reclaiming Reds (Red Squirrels workshop)
Primary and secondary schools in Liverpool City Region and West Lancashire can book a choice of five free-of-charge Reclaiming Reds workshops, including a tailormade option, available until December 2022.
The workshops are for EYFS through to higher education, focusing on age-appropriate topics such as the differences between red and grey squirrels, exploring woodland, food and habitat and surveying.
Naomi Walsh, research and conservation officer at Knowsley Safari, said: “Autumn is an ideal time to focus on red squirrels, the species is especially active now as they gather food for the winter.
“Although scarce, there are populations of red squirrels in Merseyside and parts of Lancashire and with fewer leaves on the trees they’re easier to spot, so now is a good time to get involved!”
Chronicles of Conservation workshop
Available to schools within Liverpool City Region, Chronicles of Conservation uses animal characters and the universal power of story to engage younger pupils in conversation about conservation.
It is recommended for EYFS and Year 1.
Animals Through the Seasons workshop
Available to schools within Liverpool City Region, using animal artefacts and activities, Animals Through the Seasons explores how different species alter their appearance and adapt to their changing environment through the seasons.
It is recommended for Years 1 – 3.
Food Glorious Food workshop
Available to schools within Liverpool City Region, this fun workshop engages children with the importance of good nutrition by exploring what their animal counterparts eat.
It also explores how the choices we make, from packaging to meat, can affect our planet.
This workshop is recommended for Years 3 – 6.
Nicola Watson, from Knowsley Safari’s learning and discovery team, said: “We’re able to use wildlife and the great outdoors to engage children in the importance of conservation and looking after the world around them.
“Providing these free-of-charge workshops to local schools is a great step forward in connecting more children and young people with nature.”
To request a roadshow, schools can call 0151 430 9009 (option 2) or email: email@example.com.
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