The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is offering a new workshop at The Living Planet Centre in Surrey, to tie in with both English and Science for Key Stages 1 and 2.
The new workshop, River Story, will be available from January 2018, and will look at the importance of rivers in the ecosystem and the wildlife that lives in them.
River Story workshop
The session starts by exploring the habitats of different river animals, through the hands-on exhibition – the WWF Experience. The exhibition is themed around wildlife, rivers, oceans and forests, and pupils will find out more about the wonders of the natural world through a tailor-made Animal Homes quiz.
The workshop has an English and Science focus and encourages children to create their own story around the journey of a salmon in the river.
During the workshops, pupils will discover more about the animals that the salmon encounters on its journey as it travels up the river and meets the playful otter, the nervous water vole, and the superfast kingfisher.
The interactive tale provides the ingredients to spark pupils’ imaginations and inspires a journey of discovery, about river-dwelling animals and their habitats through storytelling.
The interactive workshop involves using iPads and the ‘Puppet pals’ app, animal puppets and other imaginative props. Students will also find out how we can all help through small actions to keep our rivers clean and flowing.
All WWF workshops are free but a donation is welcome.
WWF provides many educational resources via its website for teacher to use either on a visit or back in the classroom.
The trust aims to provide children with information about the world around them as well as inspire them to take action to create a better environment for all living things.
The WWF works in a number of areas to help the planet, such as inspiring the next generation, promoting sustainable finance, protecting natural places, preventing human and wildlife conflict, making food sustainable, and protecting rivers, lakes and freshwater, among other work.
For more information, visit www.wwf.org.uk.
Picture: © naturepl.com / Terry Whittaker / WWF