SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

The school workshops have been designed to enable schools to draw upon the skills of an experienced naturalist and to utilise an extensive collection of exciting live creatures from around the world. Most of these animals would be impossible to maintain in a school or local teacher resource centre.

 

At present the bugsnstuff ‘staff’ includes some of the following: Giant Land Snails, Scorpions and Millipedes from Africa, Hissing Cockroaches from Madagascar, Stick and Leaf Insects from Asia, Tarantulas from Mexico, Corn Snakes from America, Blue-tongued Skinks, Tree Frogs and Bearded Dragons from Australia.

 

The resource includes thousands of photographs of which many can be used to illustrate a given point during a presentation (using IT media such as PowerPoint and Keynote). With such a rich bank of resources, it is hardly surprising that Guy can make National Curriculum Natural History topics come alive in children’s minds in an exciting and imaginative way.

 

Animal welfare is paramount so all of the animals used have stand-ins to ensure none are over-worked and become stressed.

 

The workshops meet National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2 teaching programmes, covering many aspects such as rainforests, minibeasts, evolution, food chains, senses, variation, classification, lifecycles, habitats and adaptation. During the workshops the children will be allowed to touch some of the animals; being able to feel the sticky skin of a frog and the exoskeleton of an insect brings them closer to these amazing animals.

 

The children will discover how the different creatures hear, smell, taste, see, move, grow and feed compared with us. How they use their senses to hunt and the wonders of camouflage are discussed. Covering locomotion, Guy explains the leap of the frog, slither of a snake, swaying of a stick insect and the strike of a praying mantis.

 

The presentations are aimed at primary school children. It is anticipated that you will want Guy to undertake four or five 45 minute to 1 hour workshops during the day, depending on your school timetable. You can pick ‘n’ mix presentations, request shorter or longer time spans or ask Guy to prepare a tailor made topic to meet your planning requirements.

 

Nursery / Reception / Early Years: A touchy feely workshop aimed at very young children, whether in nurseries, play-schemes or toddler groups. As its name implies, it's all about exploring the world with your fingers – for adults that is the forgotten sense but one which children embrace with excitement! Cold, warm, hard, soft, rough, smooth, scaly, silky, slimy, hairy and of course tickly as we introduce children to a host of fascinating animals – all of which have been chosen for their suitability for working with young children. Have you ever run your fingers down a tortoise's scaly leg or had two hundred tickly legs walk across the palm of your hand? If not you could be in for a treat!

 

The children are invited to stroke a whole host of things, from a silky live snake, a smooth lizard, tortoise, the rough exoskeleton of a giant stick insect and stroking a spider's hairy legs!

 

Let bugsnstuff bring natural history to life in the children’s minds and stimulate them to think about the natural world.  Emphasis is placed upon encouraging children to think in new and original ways, not only about the vast range of creatures with which they share this planet, but also about themselves and the world around them.

 

HOW TO BOOK

 

Telephone: 07758089017 or e-mail: info@bugsnstuff.com

 

The best time to ring Guy is after 6 pm. You can then easily discuss dates and quickly sort out a booking. Otherwise, leave your message and contact details on the answer phone.

When arranging a booking by e-mail or telephone, please have a number of alternative times and dates. Guy will only reserve a provisional booking for three working days. Once you have confirmed a booking he will then send you, by email, a written confirmation, invoice and payment information.

 

It is intended that all of the workshops are not only amongst the best in the field but also fully insured and competitively priced.

 

Click here for prices, booking info and Terms and Conditions.

 

Click here to download the Schools flyer and poster.

 

Click here to read our Risk Assessment / Health & Safety info.

Contact us today!

 

If you have any queries or wish to make a booking, please contact us:

 

Tel: 07758 089017

info@bugsnstuff.com

Having travelled to many of the world's most amazing places, Guy has researched the topics he teaches 'in the wild' so you can be sure that when you book bugsnstuff for your school, event or party, he can tell you first hand about these magnificent places and the amazing creatures that live there!

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