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Rainforest Discovery

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

Ages 5 - 14

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW: Discover the Rainforest from the comfort of your classroom! Let your Ranger take your pupils on an exciting journey through this important ecosystem.

 

Learn about the layers of the rainforest while getting hands-on with our animal team members - find out why this is an ideal habitat and who eats what. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about life in the steamy tropics and why they are coming under threat.

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Learning Outcomes

  • All children will be able to name some rainforest animals.

  • Most children will understand why the animals are suited to the rainforest.

  • Some children will be able to explain the composition of the rainforest.

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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