Rainforest Explorer Workshops

To enquire about our range of School Workshops and resources, please fill the Learning Enquiry Form or contact the Public Engagement & Learning Team on 0191 561 8608. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 3 working days.

  • Rainforest Explorers: The Basics

    Key stages: EYFS, KS1, KS2

    Subject: STEM, Geography

    In an interactive 45 minute introduction the class will learn about the different layers of the rainforest, about some of the indigenous animals that live there and have the opportunity to handle seeds from the rainforest. The class will then set out on a teacher-led quest into the Winter Gardens to gather evidence for Lola the Lemur to help her prove the rainforest is worth saving!

    Charges: £51 for a class of up to 35 pupils. Half price for classes of 15 pupils or less.

    Other Information: Can be adapted for SEND pupils

    This session is available as a digital workshop from June 2021.

  • Rainforest Explorers: Art Explosion

    Key stages: EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3

    Subject: STEM, Art

    Explore the amazing Winter Gardens on a sketching trail to draw rainforest leaves of different sizes, shapes and textures. Find drip tips, waxy, striped and holey leaves. Use these ideas to create large pastel drawings of leaves for a rainforest collage artwork. This session is 90 minutes long.

    Charges: £75 for a class of up to 35 pupils. Half price for classes of 15 pupils or less.

    Other Information: Can be adapted for SEND pupils

    This activity is not currently available due to Covid restrictions. Please check back in September 2021.

  • Rainforest Explorers - Animal Adventure Tour

    Key stages: EYFS, KS1, KS2

    Subject: STEM, Self, Others and Wider World

    After a short introduction on rainforest habitats your class will visit some of the museum’s rainforest creatures in the World’s Alive Gallery and learn about some of the different kinds of animals that live in the rainforest. This session is 60 minutes long.

    This tour can be followed by teacher-led activities, e.g. the rainforest animal trail in the gallery or a rainforest explorers trail in the Winter Gardens.

    Charge : £51 for a class of up to 30 pupils maximum. Half price for classes of 15 pupils or less.

    Other Information: Can be adapted for SEND pupils.

    This activity is not currently available due to Covid restrictions. Please check back in September 2021.

  • Rainforest Explorers - Persuasive Writing

    Key stages: KS2

    Subject: STEM, Literacy

    After a short introduction to rainforest habitats your class will set out on a fact finding mission in the Winter Gardens to see why the rainforest should be protected for Larry the Lemur and other animals and plants at risk. Inspired by what they have seen your class will then plan and write a letter to the Prime Minister using persuasive language to explain why the rainforests should be saved. This session is 105 minutes long.

    Charges: £75 for a class of up to 35 pupils. Half price for classes of 15 pupils or less.

    Other Information: Can be adapted for SEND pupils.

    This activity is not currently available due to Covid restrictions. Please check back in September 2021.