Environments Alive is primarily a science-focused visit but it has very strong cross-curricular links. It offers the inspiring learning experience of uncovering the past in the historic grounds of Cannon Hall.
Pupils will be recording the effects of natural processes, identifying a multitude of wildlife and investigating a diverse range of habitats. All the activities are age-appropriate and our expert education team will lead the session on the day.
Find out where different mini-beasts like to hide. Use different methods and equipment to locate them such as sweeping the undergrowth with nets or tapping the branches of trees and bushes, then record and try to identify them using keys. Curious creatures will be uncovered and children will understand what a multitude of mini-beast there really are and how they live.
Children get to try out their skills in using pond dipping nets and different techniques to see what they can find. The challenge continues as their discoveries will be recorded and identified before being returned. Find out about the food chains of this habitat and how these creatures have adapted to an aquatic existence.
Plants and their Products
The gardens and grounds at Cannon Hall have been used for centuries to provide food and more for the families who lived there. What conditions does it take to grow our two hundred year old grape vine? Children can identify types of plants, how they could be used for many different purposes, the different parts of plants as well as looking for evidence of how they spread around the grounds.
To ensure your place is booked with us; first check the availability with the Learning Supervisor, Joanne Mair. Once you have made a provisional booking and completed and returned the booking form to Cannon Hall we will confirm your place.