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KS 1, 2, 3, 4. First, Second, Third, Fourth Stage.

Ages 5 - 14

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  What is a habitat? What types of habitat are there? Why do habitats matter? So many questions answered! ​Discover different habitats from around the world.

From tropical rainforests, deserts, polar regions and oceans. This hands-on workshop looks at three great survivors; Discover how and why rats, cockroaches and humans have survived.


Learning Outcomes

  • All children will be able to explain what a habitat is.

  • Most children will be able to say what is needed in a habitat.

  • Some children will be able to give examples of animals that suit their habitat and why.

You'll get to meet some of these animals:

Coming Autumn 2025:

Free pre-lesson resources and teaching packs!

Free printable educational resource pack
Free printable educational resource pack

“Ellie was such a fantastic ranger! She conversed with teachers to understand the learning intention of the session (which was habitats)."

Sidney Stringer Primary School


What is a Habitat?

In its simplest definition, a habitat is a place where living things reside. Think deserts, rainforests, oceans...the list of Earth’s habitats goes on!

Within habitats there are microhabitats - the rainforest has a canopy, forest floor, stream etc. -  each of which has its own ecosystem and a variety of creatures that inhabit it.   

For a habitat to be effective it needs five very important things for its occupants to survive - space, air, food, water and shelter.  In order to thrive in particular habitats, living things develop special adaptations. Changing or destroying a habitat can cause devastating effects on the animals and plants which live there.

Curriculum Outcomes England & Wales

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Curriculum Outcomes Scotland

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