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Wild Seasons, Nature's Cycles

Learn how plants, habitats, wildlife and animal behaviours change over the seasons

Examine the changing flora and fauna and understand plant and insect life-cycles, animal behaviours and food-chains through a range of hands-on activities and educational games.

Outdoor activities include pond-dipping, bug hunting, wildlife watching, natural crafts, educational games and tours of Treborth Botanical Garden’s tropical hot houses. Wild Seasons, Nature’s Cycles can be delivered as 4 stand-alone sessions or over as many seasons as required.

The learning outcomes of Wild Seasons, Nature’s Cycles are:

  • LO1: How nature changes through the seasons
  • LO2: The life-cycles of plants and insects
  • LO3: How animal behaviours change Understanding animal behaviours migration and hibernation
  • Species recording

Participants will:

  • Undertake hands-on activities, games and crafts
  • Study pond life and insects
  • Identify species
  • Tour the Botanical Garden, glasshouses and hothouses
  • Work in teams to develop a presentation about seasonal changes
  • Use GPS to monitor species
  • Record data in personal workbooks
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Cross-cutting themes and other Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLE) groups embedded in the session:

  • Numeracy – measurement, calculation
  • Teamworking
  • Recording, comparing and evaluating data
  • Scientific research methods
  • Critical-thinking
  • IT and digital skills
  • Presentation
  • Communication

All activities within the session can be tailored to requirements. The depth that each topic is covered depends on the ages, key stage and abilities of participants, with more complex elements reserved for upper key stages. Please contact us to discuss your requirements for your group.