Schools and Early Years

Our creature encounters aim to educate children on how to interact gently and respectfully with animals, while they learn all about each creature's special talents.

 

Preschool Encounters

Our Early Years creature encounters are designed to engage, stimulate and educate our younger audiences.  Our one on one approach with each child encourages them to interact with each animal at their own pace, building their confidence throughout the encounter, as they get hands on and up close to a variety of different animals.   

Is a snake rough or smooth?

Is a snake rough or smooth?

A 45 minute long encounter includes creepy crawly, reptile, furry and feathery animals, with a barn owl flight to every child.  This costs £90.

A 60 minute long encounter includes creepy crawlies, reptiles, furry animals, the rat obstacle course and a barn owl flight to every child and costs £100.

How many legs on millipede?

How many legs on millipede?

Does a barn owl make noise when she flies?

Does a barn owl make noise when she flies?

If you have a particular topic you would like to cover, the encounter can be delivered to reflect that.

Click HERE to see who's on the creature team or HERE for frequently asked questions.

Please note a fuel charge will also be applied. To discuss your encounter or for further information please call us on 07429867013 or Email thecreatureteachers@yahoo.co.uk

School Creature Encounters

S.E.N groups

S.E.N groups

Our National Curriculum linked creature encounters are designed to meet your Keystage learning objectives. Our inclusive, one on one approach encourages each child to interact with each animal, supporting them in getting the most from the creature encounter.

Our topic list is below, but if you have a particular topic you would like us to cover, get in touch and we can discuss an encounter that best suits your requirements.  All encounters will include hands on opportunities with creepy crawlies, reptiles, mammals and birds.

Creature Lisa has a degree in Zoology, Masters in Animal Behaviour and worked for several years as an education officer and animal presenter at Colchester Zoo, Fota Wildlife Park and Blackpool Zoo, before starting The Creature Teachers in 2010. Learning about the natural world and sharing that information is what a visit from The Creature Teachers is about!

Creature Lisa has a degree in Zoology, Masters in Animal Behaviour and worked for several years as an education officer and animal presenter at Colchester Zoo, Fota Wildlife Park and Blackpool Zoo, before starting The Creature Teachers in 2010. Learning about the natural world and sharing that information is what a visit from The Creature Teachers is about!

How does a kookaburra prepare a venomous snake for dinner?

How does a kookaburra prepare a venomous snake for dinner?

Predator & Prey:  A teeth and diet themed encounter that investigates the omnivores, carnivores and herbivores, and looks at how their diet influences their teeth.

Worlds Apart:  A habitat/adaptations themed encounter that looks at how different animals are built to survive in their environment.

What special talents does each animal have to help it face the challenges of it's habitat?

What special talents does each animal have to help it face the challenges of it's habitat?

Minibeasts:  Not all creepy crawlies are the same and this encounter introduces several different types of minibeast, demonstrating the key differences between each one.  This encounter features creepy crawlies only.

Hot or Cold:  A classification themed encounter.  An encounter that answers questions such as: what makes a creepy crawly a creepy crawly, and what makes it different to a reptile? What makes a bird different to all other animals, and what do they have in common with furry animals?

Special Senses:  Animals sense their surroundings differently to us.  This encounter covers some of the special senses that exist in the animal world that help them to survive.

Mini beasts and other National Curriculum linked encounters

Mini beasts and other National Curriculum linked encounters

Nocturnal Life:  An encounter that investigates why certain animals only come out at night and what special features help them to survive in this dark world?

'On went the mouse through the deep dark wood, an owl saw the mouse and the mouse looked good'

'On went the mouse through the deep dark wood, an owl saw the mouse and the mouse looked good'

Colourful World:  Introducing animals that use colour, pattern and shape in very special ways in their habitats.

Life:  A lifecycles themed encounter that covers the difference between living and non living things, and examines some of the different life cycles seen in nature.

Living on the Edge:  Human activities effect the world around us, and the animals that share it with us. This encounter looks at what we can do to make a difference every day.

Woodland Habitats:  From the Australian bush, to the Malaysian jungle, through the rainforests of Madagascar and Africa, right back to the British woodland, meet the animals that make these forests their homes.

The Gruffalo: A fun look at the much loved children's book featuring handling with some of the creatures!

 

Workshops and Assemblies

Creature Workshops are designed for a maximum of 30 handlers. Everyone in the group will get hands on with animals in these encounters.  Creature Workshops include animal handling, examining bio-facts and other resources, and also include topic focused tasks and worksheets for children to work on during the session. 

Creature Assemblies are suited to larger audience sizes. The audience will see and learn about the animals and some children will be chosen to come up and handle the animals.

We will discuss the best option for your topic requirements when you contact us.

Prices

A 1 hour Creature Workshop or Assembly costs £100.  

You receive £5 off your Third, fourth and fifth when you book multiple for the same visit.

Please note there will be a small fuel charge.

Meet the creature team HERE or check frequently asked questions HERE.

For further information contact us on 07429 867013 or Email thecreatureteachers@yahoo.co.uk