In this set of three workshops students explore living things, their habitats, evolution and inheritance with Mr Charles Darwin himself (played by a local actor). Students go on a micro-safari around the Museum gardens to explore different habitats, and use scientific equipment and techniques to safely identify, collect and record a selection of mini-beasts. Through role, play and observation they investigate features, characteristics and adaptation. Students investigate how new discoveries were recorded in the past by looking at beautiful drawings by explorers, naturalists and artists, including those from Captain Cook’s voyages. They then create their own work of art, using their new knowledge of adaptation and habitats to design a ‘super-bug’ adapted for a future habitat.

Planning a visit:

Workshop lengths vary, with price varying accordingly.

Teachers can book up to three sessions to create a whole day at the Museum, or combine led sessions with independent exploration of the exhibitions.

A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by the museum staff.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at Kirkleatham Museum please visit the website and contact a Learning Officer.