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01588 676060     info@shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk

Explore Nature for Key Stage 2 at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

KS2 Science Activities

Thinking Like Darwin

Discover through hands-on activities and investigation how Darwin observed that different animals have adapted to their environment and how this can lead to evolution.
Curriculum Links: Science - Evolution and inheritance
Available: All year
Maximum group size: 70  
Price: See standard charges below   

 

Action for Sustainability

Conduct a Sustainability survey, explore renewable energy technology through hands-on experiments and debate the impact of these technologies on the landscape. Take a pledge to make your own lifestyle more sustainable. For more information click here.
Curriculum Links: Geography, Science
Availability: All year
Maximum group size: 70
Price: See standard charges below
 

Action for Sustainability

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Conduct a sustainability survey and become a ‘Renewables Researcher’ exploring renewable energy technology through hands-on experiments. Take a pledge to make your own lifestyle more sustainable. Curriculum Links: Science, D & T 1½ hr workshop suitable for groups up to 30 children Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £50 + VAT

Rocks and Soils

Take a GPS-led walk visiting different rocks and, using hands-on activities, learn about Shropshire’s geological history by creating volcanoes and landslides and piecing together a planet earth puzzle. Get your hands dirty doing a soil investigation.
Curriculum Links: Science - Rocks Yr3, Geography
Availability: March - November.
Maximum group size: 70
Price: See standard charges below.

From Seed to Plant

Take a flowering plant through its left cycle while having fun solving problems on such subjects as requirements for growth, the functions of different parts of the plant and seed dispersal.
Curriculum Links: Science - Plants Yr3
Availability: March- November
Maximum group size: 70
Price: See standard charges below

Dinner Time

Discover a new underwater world while pond dipping or use forensic evidence to find out what owls eat! Whether prey, predator or producer, our food chain games provide fun for all participants.

Curriculum Links: Science - Animals, including humans Yr3 & 4

Maximum group size: 35 for pond dipping option, otherwise 70 Cost: £120 + vat, for pond dipping. For groups of 36 to 70 see charges Available March - Nov

Pond vs Meadow

Compare and contrast invertebrates found in pond and meadow habitats, while investigating either classification or adaptation.

Curriculum Links: Science - Living things and their habitats Yr4 & 6, Evolution and Adaptation Yr6

Maximum group size: 54 Cost: £120 + vat per group of up to 35, £240 + vat per group of 36-54

Available March - Nov

Forest school outing - A grand day out

If you run a Forest School in your own grounds, we can organise a bespoke session here for you with a fantastic new environment to explore. The number of children will affect the type of activities we are able to offer. Your session can be connected to any part of the national curriculum

Maximum group size: 70

Cost: see charges Available all year

Forest School Special

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

If you run a Forest School in your own grounds, we can organise a bespoke one-off session for you e.g. creative cooking on an open fire, making minibeasts using a variety of tools, springtime nests and eggs. 1½ hr workshop suitable for groups up to 30 children

Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £50 + VAT

Food Chains

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!​​​​​​​

If you run a Forest School in your own grounds, we can organise a bespoke one-off session for you e.g. creative cooking on an open fire, making minibeasts using a variety of tools, springtime nests and eggs. 1½ hr workshop suitable for groups up to 30 children

Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £50 + VAT

Variation is Everywhere: Darwin’s Investigations

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!​​​​​​​

Discover through hands-on activities how Darwin observed that animals are adapted to their environment and how this can lead to evolution.

Curriculum Links: Science - Evolution and inheritance 1½ hr workshop suitable for groups up to 30 children

Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £50 + VAT

Prices

The standard price structure for the led activities are:

  • 25 children or fewer – £90 + VAT
  • 26 to 35 children (or one class, whichever number is larger) – £120 + VAT
  • 36 to 50 children – £180 + VAT
  • 51 to 70 children – £240 + VAT

Further information and booking

Click here to download a copy of our 2018/19 Education Brochure.

For further details of individual activities, to discuss your individual requirements and/or to make a booking, please call 01588 676060 or contact Stephanie at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.


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Events

Family friendly events and activities

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Onny Meadow

30 acres beside the River Onny

Well signposted for gentle strolls

FREE ENTRANCE to 30 acres of riverside paths, wild flowers and woodland all in the shadow of an Iron Age hillfort.

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Upcoming Events...

24 Nov - 02 Jan

Rotary Tree of Light

Sponsor a light for a loved one.

17 Dec

Craven Arms Girls Group - Book Art

Girls Youth Club for girls aged 9-14 years

27 Dec

Festive Winter Crafts

Carry on the fun with our drop in craft session.

31 Dec

New Year's Eve - Children Cookery Celebration

Join us to celebrate the New Year.

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is operated by Grow Cook Learn, a registered charity, connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills, providing opportunities to local people and visitors to learn and discover.
Registered Charity in England Number 1158795