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Minibeast Safari

The topic of bugs usually separates the men from the mice. There are one of two reactions - Aaaaaaaargh or Oooooh. They either freak you out or they intrigue you. But they are a complex group of animal and essential to life here on the planet. Bugs and mini-beasts are the most amazing creatures. Creepy crawlies, weird creatures, are in every nook and cranny of the forest, we rarely see them. Their daily lives are complex and their work essential to the smooth running of the forest and indeed the world. Come and hunt down some of these amazing creatures in their world. Work out which ones are related, their place and role in the forest.

It sets out to:
> Explore a forest as a habitat for millions of creatures that are highly interesting and often invisible.
> Have fun with a variety of activities that will encourage observation, identification and classification, surveying and recording.
> Encourage a responsible attitude towards wildlife and the environment.

The programme includes:
> Tutor input
> Bug hunt in the forest
> Games and fun activities
> Multi-media presentations
> Pond-dipping and exploration
> Worksheets and booklets
> Arts and Crafts

Written by Alyn Jones (Alliance Youth Works)

Venue \ Programme Birds Broney's Picnic Castles Dippin Explore Jigsaw Mammals Minibeast Safari Sense Together Where RU?
Level KS 1 & 2 KS 1 KS 2 KS 2 KS 1 & 2 KS 2 KS 1 & 2 KS 1 & 2 KS 1 KS 2 KS 2
Benburb Castle and Valley Park

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Gosford Forest Park

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Loughgall Country Park

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