Splash into spring at WWT London Wetland Centre
London

Spring is a fantastic time of year at WWT London Wetland Centre, with a wide range of enquiry-based sessions to suit every key stage, and chances for your learners to get hands-on with our wonderful wetland habitats. So why not book a visit to get closer to nature this term?

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    Our lakes and wetlands teem with ducks in early Spring, right in the heart of London, and we offer a session called, “Which birds live in a wetland?” where learners get a chance to spot them from the comfort of our child-friendly Discovery Hide. Linking to classification and habitats, this session is an excellent opportunity to get pupils working scientifically in an engaging environment, with binoculars provided for every learner to use. And when the birds leave, our “How can we help migratory birds?” session explores the challenges they face and what WWT does to help them.

    We also have a collection of birds from around the world, many of which are endangered, all living in naturalistic enclosures on our grounds. Our innovative “How can we help endangered birds?” uses both information technology and real birds to allow upper KS2 and KS3 pupils to make observations and experience real scientific methods used by WWT scientists. After the session you’ll upload data to a purpose-built website and compare findings with other data, bringing in numeracy and ICT elements to the session.

    After half-term, as the ponds start to warm up, we offer our ever-popular pond dipping sessions. Suitable for all ages from KS1 to KS3, pupils use nets to catch freshwater animals and then investigate their findings, linking to adaptation, habitats, microhabitats, classification and interdependence. We also offer a shorter version for Early Years groups. Please note that the second half of Spring term is one of our busiest periods for school trips, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

    To find out more or make a booking visit: wwt.org.uk/learn/learn-at-london/

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    Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, SW13 9WT

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