A guided walk looking at a range of habitats within the Park considering the needs of wildlife. Habitats include shrubbery, hedges, walls, grassland, woodland and wetland.
An In-depth habitat study of the pond. The first half of the session is spent dipping for invertebrates, with the rest of session observing and recording finds with options of using keys, making simple classifications and looking at how creatures are adapted to their environment.
Using pooters and nets to hunt for mini-beasts in grassland, woodland, leaf litter, under stones etc
and recording finds with options of using keys, simple classifications and looking at adaptations to habitat.
An introduction to trees through a range of games and activities using the senses. Sessions can include identifying trees using simple keys, looking at and constructing seeds and investigating methods of seed dispersal. The session can be tailored to individual requirements of the school and can
include an artistic element.
Wonders of Oakwell
This session encourages children to understand and appreciate the environment through a variety of games and activities using the senses.
Rocks and Soils
This visit includes a classroom based session and a tour of the Country Park. In the classroom the children sort rocks according to observable features, perform simple experiments and investigate the different uses of stone through handling artefacts. Outside, children will dig a soil profile pit and look at the geology of the area. Children will also have the opportunity to examine and draw fossils.
A minimum of three members of school staff are desirable for the above options.