Be conservationists for the day! Learners will determine which animals live in different wetland habitats and why.

Skills covered by this session...

Understand and care about wetland ecosystems and the threats to them.

Use a range of equipment to observe and record bird life.

Appreciate the relationships between birds and their environment.

This session is suitable for...

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

What teachers said about this session

"Brilliant. A really good session. The kids have really enjoyed it. They've really enjoyed the independent style of the task. Using the equipment that they had, which we don’t always have at school and seeing them put it into practice has been really good. They were able to walk around and use map reading skills as well, which is a really good skill for them."

Ms Sophie Beattie Teacher at Sacred Heart School

"This session allows pupils to experience real-life techniques used by WWT scientists when they're carrying out essential conservation work. They get a chance to independently explore part of the reserve carrying out their own enquiries and then use GPS technology to map their results and compare them with other teams on the web."

Paul Lawston Learning Manager at London Wetland Centre