How do I feel about bugs?

Suitable for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 teachers.

  • School grounds and local parks provide a wealth of opportunities for children to fully connect with nature, increasing understanding, appreciating its beauty, through emotional connection and generating a caring attitude.
  • Invertebrates are some of the most beautiful, amazing animals on the planet.
  • We can’t live without invertebrates, they fulfil so many vital roles in the natural world such as pollination, as food for birds and mammals and as nature’s recyclers.
Key themes:

Nature connection and school ground development.

Session outline:

Discover ideas for studying invertebrates up close and on a habitat scale, discuss why invertebrates are important and how you can help a variety of invertebrates in your school grounds. By the end of the session, you will feel confident to help children explore their perceptions and misconceptions about the amazing, beautiful, creepy and sometimes scary world of invertebrates. Your new understanding will greatly enhance a mini beast topic and often leads to the children handling invertebrates in a more caring manner and inspiring them to want to help invertebrates.

Booking is essential. More on this and other learning opportunities with South Downs National Park 

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