Learning sessions

Bring your curriculum to life through our hands-on learning sessions.

Designed to promote learning through explorations and discovery, our curriculum-linked learning sessions make the most of the fantastic outdoor environments at our wetland centres and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

Our learning team have extensive experience of working with SEND groups and we are able to adapt sessions to meet the needs of these groups.

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Available learning sessions for Early Years

Brilliant Bird Adaptions

Key question: What are the differences between birds and me?

Session length: 30 mins

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Daisy Duck and the perfect nest

Key question: Which nest is best?

Session length: 30 mins

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Minibeast Safari

Key question: Which minibeasts live in this habitat?

Session length: 30 mins

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Pond Explorers

Key question: What lives in a pond?

Session length: 30 min

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Available learning sessions for Key Stage 1

Birds, beaks and feeding techniques

Key question: How do birds find and eat different foods?

Session length: 30 mins

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Brilliant Bird Adaptions

Key question: What are the differences between birds and me?

Session length: 30 mins

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Daisy Duck and the perfect nest

Key question: Which nest is best?

Session length: 30 mins

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Elves and other winter creatures

Key question: What have elves got to do with wildlife and habitats?

Session length: 30 mins

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Investigating Mammals

Key question: Which mammals live in a wetland?

Session length: 30 mins

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Minibeast Safari

Key question: Which minibeasts live in this habitat?

Session length: 30 mins

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Nests, eggs and baby birds

Key question: What do eggs and young birds need to survive?

Session length: 30 mins

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Plant Detectives

Key question: Which plants live in wetlands?

Session length: 30 mins

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Plastic Planet

Key question: Which everyday objects are made from plastic and why is this a problem? 

Session length: 30 mins

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Pond Explorers

Key question: What lives in a pond?

Session length: 30 mins

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The Migration Challenge

Key question: Why do whooper swans come to Martin Mere?

Session length: 30 mins

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The water cycle, wetlands and me

Key question: What role do we play in the water cycle?

Session length: 30 mins

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Wellies and Wellbeing

Key question: How does this environment make us feel?

Session length: 1 hour

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Available learning sessions for Key Stage 2

Birds, beaks and feeding techniques

Key question: How are birds adapted to find and eat different foods?

Session length: 1 hour

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Climate Change Champions

Key question: What is climate change and how can wetlands help?

Session length: 1 hour

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Investigating Mammals

Key question: What are mammals & how are they adapted to their habitat?

Session length: 1 hour

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Minibeast Safari

Key question: How are invertebrates adapted to their habitat?

Session length: 1 hour

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Plant Detectives

Key question: How are wetland plants adapted to their habitat?

Session length: 1 hour

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Plastic Planet

Key question: How does plastic pollution affect wetlands and what can we do about it?

Session length: 1 hour

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Pond Explorers

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Session length: 1 hour

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Seeds and soil: an autumn exploration

Key question: Seeds or soil - which came first?

Session length: 1 hour

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The Migration Challenge

Key question: What challenges do migratory birds face and what can we do to help them?

Session length: 1 hour

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The water cycle, wetlands and me

Key question: What role do we play in the water cycle?

Session length: 1 hour

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Wellies and Wellbeing

Key question: How does this environment make us feel?

Session length: 1 hour

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Wetland Settlers Living History Days

Key question: Why do people live in wetlands?

Session length: 4 hours

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Available learning sessions for Key Stage 3

Climate Change Champions

Key question: How are wetlands affected by climate change and how do they help lessen the impact?

Session length: 1 hour

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Plastic Planet

Key question: How does plastic pollution affect organisms and the environment and what can we do to help?

Session length: 1 hour

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Pond Explorers

Key question: How are organisms interdependent within a pond ecosystem?

Session length: 1 hour

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The Migration Challenge

Key question: What challenges do migratory birds face and what can we do to help them?

Session length: 1 hour

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The water cycle, wetlands and me

Key question: How do human and physical processes interact to influence the water cycle?

Session length: 1 hour

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Available learning sessions for Key Stage 4

We recognise that at KS4 and above there are a number of different syllabuses followed. Therefore, we can tailor a programme to meet your individual requirements. Please contact us to find out more.

Available learning sessions for Further / Higher education

We recognise that at KS4 and above there are a number of different syllabuses followed. Therefore, we can tailor a programme to meet your individual requirements. Please contact us to find out more.

Available learning sessions for SEN

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Get in touch

Speak to one of our learning team today at WWT Martin Mere to book your visit or find out further details.