Today we officially launch our exciting new ‘Rainforest Investigators’ session here at the Manchester Museum. This a brand new environmental education session based on the differing rainforest habitats and developed for Key Stage 2 pupils, which is for upper primary/age 7-11 year olds. It links strongly to National Curriculum Year 4 Science ‘Living things and their habitats’ (classification and habitat change) and Year 6 ‘Evolution and inheritance’ (adaptation to environments). It also links well with popular primary cross-curricular topics on ‘Rainforest’ and ‘Existing, Endangered and Extinct’ topics and the ‘working scientifically’ strands of the 2014 curriculum.
The session developed, which is for classes of up to 32 children and last 90 minutes, incorporates full use of our live collection from Central America and we are delighted that the new session can help children understand the real threats facing rainforest species and showcases some of our work in Costa Rica. We are also really pleased that the new session has the opportunity for inspiring pupils directly about wildlife conservation through getting up close to our live animals and being able to ask related questions to our experts in the vivarium team.
We would very much like to thank the teachers and pupils involved in piloting and advising on the session development, including St Clements CE (Openshaw), Holy Name RC (Moss Side) and Bolshaw Primary (Stockport), as well as all our partners in Costa Rica who continue to support our related conservation and education work.
To find out more information about Rainforest Investigators, or to book a session for your class please follow the links below.
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