Key Stage 2

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Our activities link to Key Stage 2 Science, Geography and Art.

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Dragon Discovery Day

Half day. Available at the Wildlife Discovery Room

Are there dragons living on Stones island? Combining poetry, art and science learn about dragons and what they need to survive. Hunt for signs of dragons outdoors then create a land art masterpiece of your very own dragon.

Secrets of the River Derwent

Half day. Available at the Whistlestop Centre

River dipping to find out about the life and health of the river.
Includes: water cycle drama, chemical tests for pollution and naming parts of the river system.

River Derwent Otter Spotters

Half day. Available at the Whistlestop Centre

Measuring flow rate and depth and assessing if the river would be suitable for an otter to live.
Includes: food chains, adaptation and field sketching. 

What's in our pond?

Half day. Available at the Whistlestop Centre and the Wildlife Discovery Room

Catch some creatures in our wildlife pond and find out a bit more about them.
Includes: identifying insects, adaptations and life cycles.

Rocks and Soil

Half day or Full day. Available at the Whistlestop Centre and the Wildlife Discovery Room

Discover the importance of rocks and soils with a hands-on day of investigation. Walk back in time to when the rocks were formed and learn about different uses for rocks. Get mucky studying soil to find out what it is made from then try to make you very own soil from scratch.

Nature's Artists

Half day. Available at the Whistlestop Centre and the Wildlife Discovery Room

Discover more about wildlife and habitats through games and natural art activities.

Water Filtration Challenge

Half day. Available at the Wildlife Discovery Room

A classroom based activity in which students are challenged to clean water using basic equipment.
Includes: water cycle, why water is important to us, practical filtering session and water conservation.

Ratty Needs a Home

Half day. Available at the Wildlife Discovery Room

Assessing and measuring nearby Henmoor brook to see if it is a suitable habitat for a water vole to live in.
Includes: adaptations, food chains, dipping for biological indicators and sketching.

Exploring High Tor Woods

Available at the Whistlestop Centre

Develop a sense of place exploring High Tor Woods, close to the Centre. This involves a steep walk but with plenty of stops. Choose from three different programmes: Who is the Green Man?, Migration Adventure Trail, or Earthwalks.

What do Barn Owls Eat?

Half day. Available at the Whistlestop Centre

Find out what an owl eats by by pulling bones out of an owl pellet and identifying the skulls using keys.
Includes: adaptations and food chains.

Habitat Explorers

Full or half day. Available at the Wildlife Discovery Room

A walk around Stones Island to discover more about wildlife and habitats through a number of games, presentations, minibeast hunting and natural art activities.
Includes: habitats, adaptations, food chains, interdependance, Andy Goldsworthy and Natural Art.

Whose Carsington?

Half day. Available at the Wildlife Discovery Room

An investigation into the sustainability of Carsington Water reservoir.
Includes: history of Carsington, user group role play, presentations and debate.