An Exciting Educational Experience!
Education is one of the core goals of the centre. We believe in the importance of inspiring the younger generation to take an interest in conservation, and we aim to achieve this by making our educational visits informative yet compelling. By ensuring their day is enjoyable as possible, we hope the children will go back to school bursting with owl facts and a newfound understanding of the natural world.
If you are a teacher wanting to cover a particular subject, we are able to create an itinerary relevant to common curriculum topics so that you and your pupils get the most out of your time with us. So be it prey and predator, night and day, flight, habitats, ecosystems, or lifecycles, we have the facilities to make any of these key stages a fun-filled learning experience!
As well as regularly providing sessions for primary schools, we also welcome learners from any stage of the education system. Whether you are a nursery, university or anything in between, we can tailor a package to suit your needs. To discuss your options, please contact us.
Why Use Our Facilities?
We're able to introduce your class to an exciting variety of owl & bird of prey species at close proximity. Thanks to our indoor and outdoor flying arenas, they'll be in the perfect position to witness the silent flight of an owl over their heads, or the speed of a falcon diving towards them. Combined with a running commentary from head falconer and centre manager Mark Birdsall, this engaging insight is sure to be an experience they will never forget!
Depending on your requirements, we can incorporate additional interactive learning activities around your chosen subject matter, such as pellet dissection (shown below), worksheets, drawing, painting and photography.
A typical visit lasts between 2 - 2.5 hours. This usually includes around 90 minutes of flying demonstration time, with the rest of the visit involving an opportunity to walk around the collection (including breaks) and any additional activities. Note that the exact structure of the session will be adapted to best suit your group size and the particular topics you wish to cover.
How Much Does it Cost?
We aim to provide an educational experience that is both engaging and cost-effective. Our charge for a typical session as described above is £4.00+ VAT per child (staff or other adult helpers are free.) Please note that for groups of 35 children or less, a minimum charge of £140+ VAT applies.
How Do I Book?
To book (or to just make an enquiry), get in touch using one of the methods below, or fill out our contact form. If possible, please provide your expected attendance figures for the number of adults (staff) and children (pupils), as well as any specific requirements for your visit.