We’ll be introducing students to the amazing biodiversity that can be found in urban parks.
- Let’s find mini-beasts!
- Worms, beetles, spiders, centipedes, millipedes, woodlice, birds, butterflies, bees, even weevils! Using viewing jars, students will critically analyse each species to figure out how their unique features help them thrive! How does it move? How might it eat? How does it get its food? Why are they important in their environment? Everything has a role to play!
- Let’s look at trees!
- Larch, scots pine, sycamore, chestnut, oak, cherry! Why are they taller than other plants? Why do they have different leaves and bark? Why are trees important in their environments? Let’s talk about food, shelters, pollution barriers, oxygen production, carbon storage, binding soils and the water cycle!
- Let’s locate birds!
- Robins, rooks, herons, magpies, mallard, egret, sparrows, blue-tits, pigeons, starlings, and more! What are their flight patterns and why? What do they eat and get food? What role do birds play in ecosystems as predator, prey and seed spreaders!
Local primary school students (closed event).