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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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Butterfly and grasshopper

Walk in one of the most beautiful corners of Gower. On a sunny day, linger to catch butterflies and grasshoppers, make cuttlefish boats and race them in Nicholaston Pill. Search for caterpillars and other bugs with sweep nets. On a cooler day, more games would be played and climbing the great dune of Oxwich Burrows would soon warm us all.

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

Microclimate survey to investigate the impact on the climate that man made features have. Investigate mobile phone reception and abiotic data collection to analysis the environment and suggest sites for renewable energy production.

Ability Level(s): KS3
Relevant Subject(s): Geography
Cost: £200.00
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Sustainabile energy

This field trip involves the students undertaking data collection which provides the background details for a debate on alternative energy generation and its impact on the environment.

Ability Level(s): KS3, GCSE
Relevant Subject(s): Geography
Cost: £200.00
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