As mentioned by Cat in a previous post, the Museum’s Darwin extravaganza is now in full swing. The new Nature Discovery area is now open, as well as the photographic exhibition ‘In Darwin’s Footsteps’. Our graphic novel style exhibition ‘Charles Darwin: evolution of a scientist’ is also due to open on 3 October 2009 and will run until 30 August 2010.
For the past few weeks, Hannah and I have been busy thinking up what exciting activities we could put together for the Darwin extravaganza and are delighted to be able to offer a package of Darwin related programming for Primary groups.
For groups wanting a self-programmed visit we are offering ‘Darwin Explorer Kits’, which give you the opportunity to explore Nature Discovery in depth. The kits contain important scientific equipment such as magnifying glasses and binoculars as well as activity plans that cover topics such as habitats, adaptation and food chains. The activities also encourage children to develop important explorer skills of close observation and scientific drawing. We are offering 5 groups the opportunity to borrow a Darwin Explorer Kit for free and from then on kits can be borrowed for just £10. To book a self programming session and borrow a kit please contact Nora on 0161 275 2630 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm).
As well as Darwin Explorer Kits we are also offering a limited number of Darwin Super Learning Days for teachers wanting to bring large groups for a whole day. These Super Learning Days give pupils the opportunity to explore Darwin’s big ideas through object handling, tours and creative activities. Only 3 dates are available: Friday 27 November, Friday 4 December and Friday 11 December 2009. Contact Nora on 0161 275 2630 for more information.
Do check out the primary science learning pages on the Museum website for more information on available sessions. We’re really excited about the Darwin extravaganza and what we can offer primary groups – so do get in touch and we look forward to seeing you soon!