Topics covered in new sessions include knowledge of trees, seasonal habitats and understanding the importance of flowers.
Suitable for EYFS up to Key Stage 3, the new workshops aim to introduce young people to the importance of the natural world around them.
The Perfect Pollinators & Fabulous Flowers (EYFS, KS1, KS2) session will be available from April to September and will allow students to explore the vegetable garden, orchard and wildflower areas on the Chatsworth grounds.
The venue’s educational team will then discuss pollination, how it works and why it matters to the world. Additionally, youngsters will learn about pollinators, including bees, butterflies and beetles, and use simple keys to identify different species.
The Kitchen Garden & Farmyard Explorer – Discovering Food workshops (EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3) will allow children to spend time in both the vegetable garden and the farmyard learning about the life cycles of plants and animals for 90 minutes.
Seasonal Habitat Safari (EYFS, KS1, KS2)
Kids can explore different habitats, including woods, water, wildflower areas, and gardens in this experience, while learning how the seasons affect plants and animals, and how day length varies.
Students will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants and explore the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation, and seed dispersal.
They will identify and name a variety of living things, describing the differences in the life cycles of plants and animals, and how they are adapted to their environment in different ways.
Getting to Know Trees (EYFS, KS1, KS2)
During this session, young people will understand the world of trees in the garden and Stand Wood, why trees are important to us and learn about some native and non-native species.
Students will determine the age of a tree, its height and identify different species using the shape of the leaves and the bark using a simple key. School groups will also listen to trees and be able to name all of their parts, including roots, trunk, bark, branches, leaves, buds, seeds and fruits.
Sensory nature trail (EYFS, KS2, KS2)
Teachers opting for this session will see the class use their sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste, as appropriate, and make and record observations.
They will compare the differences between living, dead and things that were never alive, and they will describe how animals get their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a food chain simple, and identify and name different food sources.
Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.
For more information on school trips, visit www.chatsworth.org