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Plants

An in-depth look at the plants found in the bog habitat and how they are adapted to live in these harsh conditions. An interactive activity into how trees work and succession of a pond habitat by plants. Discover the many methods of seed dispersal. Can be combined with an investigation into plant growth.

Ability Level(s): KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Science
Cost: £200.00
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Pirate day – navigation

Learn the skills necessary to become a treasure hunter; compass skills, map reading and grid referencing. Follow the compass trail to search for pirate John Lucas’ lost cache of hidden treasure.

Ability Level(s): KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Geography
Cost: £200.00
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Sand dunes

A perfect location for investigating adaptation in plants and looking at the variety of animals and plants in a habitat. Sand dunes, woodlands and marshes provide an amazing sense of variety, diversity and many excellent examples of adaptations.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Geography, Science
Cost: £200.00
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Swansea docks and marina heritage trail

Swansea marina has a wealth of history from its use in the 1700s as a seaside resort then it’s transformation into the busiest docks in the 1800s. The field trip will follow a route around the old docks in search of the original buildings and relics of the past industrial life of the area.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Geography, History
Cost: £200.00
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Woodland habitat

Investigation into the inhabitance of the woodland from invertebrates in the soil and leaf litter to bugs on the branches. Use various techniques, tree beating, pitfall traps, sweep netting, collect mini beasts and identify their adaptive features.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Geography, Science
Cost: £200.00
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Freshwater invertebrates and woodland habitat

Explore the amazing habitats of the river and woodland. River dipping in the Ilston to catch and identify river invertebrates. Keys can be used to identify the animals and then their adaptations can be discussed using role play and games.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Science
Cost: £200.00
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Adaptations of freshwater invertebrates

The physical condition in a river and pond can be measured such as velocity and temperature. Then the animals found within the water can be examined and their adaptations linked to the measurements made. Biotic data, such as Biotic index for pollution levels can also be collected.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE
Relevant Subject(s): Science
Cost: £200.00
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Heathland habitat

Ryers down is a wonderful heathland, which provides great opportunities for investigating the plants and animals which live there. There is also a pond which is full of dragonfly nymphs and diving beetles. Investigate the creatures in the pond, woodland or heathland all within walking distance.

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): History, Science
Cost: £200.00
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Treasure hunt

A great walk, looking at conservation and nature studies along the way. With group challenges, clues and maps leading to buried treasure. Follow the map and clues to take a walk through the Oxwich sand dunes. Complete an incident hike and work as a team to find your gold!

Ability Level(s): KS1, KS2, KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Science, Geography
Cost: £200.00
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