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Rainforest Unwrapped

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

Ages 5 - 14

DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes

OVERVIEW: The rainforest supplies us with a plethora of day to day items - things including wood, medicine and food - but at what price?

 

This hands-on workshop delves into life in the rainforest and looks at how we’re depleting these resources. Can we reverse this man-made effect through recycling and sustainability?

 

Pupils learn how making a few small changes to our lives, we can help ensure the preservation of this fascinating habitat for years to come. 

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Learning Outcomes

  • All children will be able to name some things we get from the rainforest.

  • Most children will know ways to help slow the rate of deforestation.

  • Some children will understand the implications of losing the rainforest and the importance of looking after it.

You'll get to meet some of these animals:

Free Printable Resources with every workshop

Free printable educational resource pack
Free printable educational resource pack

What is a Rainforest?

Rainforests are Earth’s oldest living ecosystem! They can be found on every continent except Antarctica and have an annual rainfall greater than two meters.

There are two different types of rainforest - temperate and tropical. Tropical rainforests are found near the equator and have an average daily temperature of 28°C - the hot, humid atmosphere creates a unique ecosystem full of biodiversity.

Rainforests consist of four layers: the forest floor, understory, canopy and emergent layer.

Rainforests once covered 14% of Earth’s surface but this has plummeted to 6% - it is estimated that we lose one and a half acres every second! With over half the planet’s species residing here, it is vital that humanity protects this important resource.

Curriculum Outcomes England & Wales

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Curriculum Outcomes Scotland

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CHECK OUT OUR WORKSHOPS

Our educational workshops hit curriculum outcomes

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MEET THE ANIMALS

Get in the know before getting up-close and hands-on

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MEET THE GANG!

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Our ZooLab characters are excited to meet you!

MEET THE RANGERS

We've got the best bunch! Which Ranger will visit you?

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