Our range of core workshops are designed to tie in with the national curriculum and will create a fun, stimulating learning environment.
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Minibeasts Early Years; First Stage; KS 1, 2 (Ages 3 - 11)
What is a minibeast? What do they have inside them? How are our bodies like/unlike theirs? How do we group animals and why? Children get a fun introduction to invertebrates and classification. They get to question, to investigate and learn about scientific discovery, guided by their own expert ZooLab ranger. It's an experience that makes scientific discovery real and terminology come alive - from vertebrates (represented by one of our snake team members) and invertebrates, to arthropods and myriapods, molluscs, crustaceans and arachnids!
This show explores the anatomy of the human body so that children get an understanding of the bio-mechanics that make movement possible. It then compares and contrasts bone structure and movement in other vertebrates, as well as looking at mobility in invertebrates.
In humans, How our Bodies Move explores how muscles give us facial expression, enable digestion and how the heart (a very special muscle on 24/7 duty) keeps us alive. It explains how muscles are usually (but not always) attached to bones in human beings, but also how some species of animal do not have bones at all – and can still move (like a snail for example). In human beings muscles and bones work together to allow us to move. The workshop examines the role of the human skeleton and its complexity, before going on to consider animals with exoskeletons such as insects and the hydraulics behind spider movement. The workshop also looks at how other vertebrates such as snakes move and compares the biology of very different vertebrates (humans and snakes). It explores how bone structure creates different movement (in frogs and humans for example) – and even in related species such as frogs and toads.
Wriggly Roadshow Early Years; First Stage; KS 1 (Ages 3 - 7)
An animal experience full of movement, excitement and active learning. What better way of understanding how animals move than trying to move like they do! Children get to move like a snail, a snake, a rabbit, a tarantula – and many, many more!
e Children get to move like a snail, a snake, a rabbit, a tarantula – and many, many more!
Senses & Textures (All about me) Early Years; First Stage; KS 1 (Ages 3 - 7)
Children make hands-on discoveries of animal textures and senses in an animal handling experience that is suitable for all – from new intake to SEN classes.
Starting with their own senses, children get to explore and understand how animals use their senses within their habitats. How do animals perceive their surroundings and how well are their senses adapted to them? How do their senses compare with our own? Why have animals evolved to have certain textures?
Rainforest Adventurer Early Years; First Stage; KS 1 (Ages 3 - 7)
Children get to go on an action-packed rainforest adventure through the rainforest layers, meeting various animals – from stepping over snails on the forest floor, to watching dancing stick insects in the under storey, to seeing how snakes climb and how tarantulas jump out of burrows. And they'll meet canopy-dwelling tree frogs too. It's all part of a story-telling approach that makes the rainforest real and helps children to see how it affects us all.
This show emphasises what we have to do to care for living things.
We talk about what is required to care for our animals;
Whatever pet we have, they all require similar things to keep them healthy and contented. Further, how we need to care for all living things on our planet.
The Zagaro Early Years; First Stage; KS 1 (Ages 3 - 7)
A storyboard adventure show based on a famous children’s story! Our heroic ZooLab Rat takes a trip through the deep, dark wood and happens to meet a whole host of fantastic animals along the way, some of which want to eat him!
This story entails matching up (classification) and identification in real and imaginary situations. It involves creativity and imagination, interactions and conversations between animals, repetitions of phrases and movements as part of a story progression. It teaches children that strength doesn't always win, as the clever little rat outsmarts predators much bigger or more dangerous than he is. This workshop is also a very gentle introduction to the topic of habitats for younger children – and there's a real surprise at the end, in the form of a twist in the tale.
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Your children will learn the difference between their Rectus Abdominis and their Gluteus maximus as well as learning all about our amazing animals and how they move.
We will introduce your children to some of our Invertebrates, including arthropods, molluscs, crustaceans and arachnids! Finally, they will get to meet a very special, slithery, scaly vertebrate. Who could it be?
Our presenter will bring the world’s most exciting habitat alive with tales of visiting the Rainforest. Marvel at their tales of this wonderful habitat and of course, you will meet some of its astonishing animals.
They will be encouraged to discover the different textures of our animals as well as the senses they use to see, smell and hear!
A great, all round workshop for everyone from your new intake to special needs classes.
Your children will find themselves jumping like a rabbit, hopping like a frog and even taking part in the Millipede conga! As always, our special ZooLab animals will be on hand to help.
Our heroic ZooLab Rat takes a trip through the deep, dark wood and happens to meet a whole host of fantastic animals along the way, some of which want to eat him! This story teaches children that strength doesn't always win, as the clever little rat outsmarts predators much bigger or more dangerous than he is.
This workshop is also a very gentle introduction to the topic of habitats for younger children.
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