Join us and meet some of the most special and endangered residents in the amazing Harewood Bird Garden.
The Harewood Bird Garden is home to approximately 300 birds from 56 different species from around the world. These learning sessions are designed to support pupils, foster skills and positive attitudes towards Climate Change, Environmental Sustainability and Equality. Many of our birds are critically endangered with some that are believed to be extinct in the wild. Pupils will see that conservation is integral to everything we do as they learn about the birds that we care for, explore their characteristics, their conservation status and what makes them unique.
Choose from three amazing learning experiences, all with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Our learning sessions feature the opportunity to develop science enquiry & scientific vocabulary and are matched to the National Curriculum, whilst stimulating a curiosity of the natural world.
Our sessions have a focus on personal, social and health education (PSHE) as we believe that this is an important aspect of the development of skills for conservation, preservation and sustainability.
Choose a workshop from one of the three themes below, follow the link for more information on each session:
+ Adaptation and Food chains – a focus on adaptation and classification.
+ Habitats and Conservation – a focus on habitats and conservation
+ Lifecycles and classification – a focus on life cycles and food chains
Timings for all sessions are flexible and can be tailored to suit KS1, lower primary or upper primary aged pupils.
The session runs as a carousel of parallel activities by dividing your group in half and switching through activities. Each session is led by a Learning Facilitator or Bird Keeper offering structured guidance and hands-on facilitation whilst encouraging them to explore for themselves.
Costs: £7 per pupil for a half-day experience.
Please make us aware of any allergens or dietary requirements when completing the booking form as the birds are fed using a variety of seeds, nuts and fruit. These may also be used during the STEM activity.
Alternative activities can be offered if we are made aware in advance of the session.
How to Book
To submit a school booking request, please fill out our enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm your booking.
Meet the Birds
A focus on adaptation and classification. Using our amazing bird collection and focussing on species including the Humboldt penguins, Chilean flamingos, Blue and Gold Macaws, Snowy Owls and the Himalayan … Read more
Meet the Birds
A focus on Habitats and Conservation Using our amazing bird collection and focusing on species including the critically endangered Vietnam Pheasant, Bali Starling and Palm cockatoo, as well as our famous … Read more