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Winter 2019 Special Offer

School Visits - £150* 

All teaching sessions include:

A tailored one-hour teaching session all about owls and their amazing adaptations.

Giving everyone (including adults) the chance to have an owl fly to their gloved hand.

Travel within Pembrokeshire.

 

*One hour sessions are suitable for group sizes up to 35 pupils. Additional supplement & time required for larger group sizes. Travel added for bookings outside Pembrokeshire.

'A fantastic school trip and great value for money! The nursery and reception pupils from Laugharne VCP School visited this week. The staff were very informative and understood the needs of the young children. We would highly recommend a trip to The Secret Owl Garden. Thank you.' Laugharne VCP School review Oct 2018.

Passionate about education and conservation.

The Secret Owl Garden has a variety of activities and workshops for school visits designed to give a more interactive approach to learning, including watching our beautiful owls fly and meeting them up close.

 

Here you'll find samples of our tailor workshops:

  

Flight

  

Watch how a variety of birds of prey use their different styles of flight to gain an advantage over their prey. Work out what styles of flight work best for which species and why. Study wing shapes and styles and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Objectives: 

Investigate how nature uses different styles of flight to survive. Observe, identify and record a variety of flight styles using ID sheets. Discuss how the human word has learned from birds to develop. 

Key subject: Science

Adaptable for: KS1 – KS4

Running time: 1 hour

Life in Words

  

Let our birds of prey broaden minds and inspire creative thinking and writing.

Objectives: 

Reflecting on their experience at The Secret Owl Garden to compose a poem or piece of creative writing using descriptive words, feelings, emotions and facts learned during their visit. Acquiring a wider vocabulary, using discussion and creative writing to explore expressing opinions, thoughts and feelings.  

Key subject: English

Adaptable for: KS1 – KS4

Running time: 1 hour

Nocturnal Animals & Birds

Gain an insight into the fascinating world of Owls. Learn about how their eye colour, hearing and feather design make them perfectly adapted to survival at night. 

Objectives: 

This hands-on activity is designed to teach students about nocturnal animals and the senses they employ to navigate life in the dark. 

Key subject: Science

Adaptable for: KS1 – KS4

Running time: 1 hour

Predator Adaptations & Food

Delve into the world of survival and find out just how amazing nature really is.

Objectives: 

Recognise that birds have different adaptations which aid their survival in the wild. Through observations and gathering information from different sources throughout the visit, pupils will identify key adaptations and their function.

Key subject: Science

Adaptable for: KS1 – KS3

Running time: 1 hour

 

Art Workshop

Inspire artistic imagination and creativity with the challenge of drawing a real, live bird of prey posing in natural surroundings right in front of your eyes! 

Objectives: 

Produce creative work through observational drawing. Develop basic artistic techniques and use creative flair to interpret visual experience. Recognise patterns and colours used in the natural world aiding camouflage.

Key subject: Art

Adaptable for: KS1 – KS4

Running time: 1 hour

Get in touch

If you have any queries regarding your visit or would like to ask anything about our Owls please click contact us and fill in our enquiry form.

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