School Programme

 

'OWLS School' - Raising Nature Awareness in Young Children. This programme is aimed at primary schools. It takes place throughout the school year and involves an OWLS leader visiting a class or classes and delivering a series of biodiversity subjects. These are aimed as creating awareness, education and enjoyment of nature through a fun and hands on approach. The programme aims to take place mostly outside in the school grounds or local surroundings to allow students to learn about their surrouding biodiversity.   
 

We can tailor the programme to the class or schools interests but a typical example of topics would be:

  • Introductory wildlife slideshow looking at Ireland's biodiversity

  • Autumn: Seeds and how they disperse. Local walk and games looking at the differences in colour, shape and size of seeds and how this relates to their dispersal.

  • Predator and prey: Learn about the different ways in which Irish animals catch their prey. What methods are used to capture prey and what methods prey use to avoid detection or escape. Outdoor games based on concepts discussed.

  • Winter adaptations: Discuss changes or difficulties Irish animals faces in winter. How they adapt to these. Outdoor games based on these ideas.

  • Bird identification and bird walk. Learn how to identify common Irish birds and then play a game of bird bingo around the school and local area to see how many different birds we can spot.

  • Amphibians. Learn about Irish amphibians and in depth look at frog life cycle. Bring in different stages of tadpole for children to see up close.

  • Animal communication. Learn about the some of the reasons why animals communication and the methods they use. Do some outdoor games based on these ideas.

  • Insect Hunt. Discovery what makes insects special then go out and search for them. Look at them up close and personal and learn how to identify them.

 

 

If the school is going for their bio diversity flag there is also help practically through the building of a insect hotel or bird feeding station. 

 

We are also available to come in for once off or seasonal visits. For more information on these options:

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact Andrew (Mouse) at info@owls.ie