Educational School Visits - Enrichment Talks
Bringing our reptiles to you can help solve those logistical problems of taking your class off campus and at the same time, cover many topics of the school curriculum; bringing the curriculum to life for your learners.
We have outstanding reviews for our sessions from nurseries and first years through to Colleges, youth groups and in October 2018, we did enrichment talks with Sir David Attenborough in Waterstones for his Life On Earth event.
School Visits – range of school activities from animal encounters to art
College Lectures – from animal classification to the husbandry of exotics
Our aim is to structure the educational sessions to what learners are currently studying. With our insects and reptiles coming from all over the world here are a few examples:
Camouflage and survival,
Countries| Habitats; deserts, jungles and temperate woodland.
Life cycles: both insects and amphibians go through dramatic changes before their end form
Diets: of our many different animals.
Minibeast talks: focusing on bugs and insects
Reptile only talks: (which include snakes tortoises and lizards)
The full combo: of reptiles, amphibians and insects.
We adapt to be age appropriate for the learners and give them chance to interact with the animals with support from friends, teachers and peers.
It is a great equal opportunity for personal growth, development and confidence building while learning about nature.
Charlotte Digby, Handscross Park School
Thank you very much, Tom and Maz, for a great visit to our school! The children were really engaged and have been talking enthusiastically about your visit. They really enjoyed seeing something a bit different and they were very impressed that they were able to hold the snakes and lizards. We were particularly taken with Mim - what a beauty! Many thanks for a really enjoyable visit. Charlotte
.Julie Watts: Thank you so much for the Reptile Handling session at Ingfield Manor School. We booked the session to fit it with our ‘Fairy Tales & Dragons’ theme and Tom made this work perfectly, talking about the animals ‘armour’ and pointing out the spiny scales on the reptiles’ backs. Tom brought 5 amazing animals to show our class of nine children all of whom have neurological motor impairment. Tom was brilliant, speaking to the children at a totally appropriate level and showing them how to touch the animals. The children all went home with photographs of the visit and clearly enjoyed sharing the experience with their families. Fabulous!