School and College Education
Each year we have over 3000 school visitors, at Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay.
All schools booking with us receive a presentation of their choice included in the cost of their visit.
You can choose from a Rockpool Encounter, Shark Workshop or Guided tour.
Both presentations and guided tours are designed to relate to the Primary Schools National Curriculum and cover Key Stages 1 – 4 and years 1 to 11.
Bookings include a free familiarisation visit.
Topics covered include Habitats, Life-cycles, Food-chains, Biology, Survival, Identifying and Classifying Animals.
Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the year group and focus of the group as requested.
Educational School Presentations
Rockpool Encounter Key stages 1 – 4, recommended for Years 1 – 9.
An opportunity to meet live rock pool creatures in an interactive, hands on encounter. Learn all about these fascinating animals and how they have adapted to survive in one of the toughest habitats on earth. Topics covered include food webs, adaptation, identification, and habitat conditions including changes between tides.
Shark Workshop Key Stages 2 – 11, recommended for Years 3 – 11
This presentation focuses on Sharks, their habitats, adaptations to their environment, variations, life cycles, conservation. Also discusses anatomy and physiology with a focus on the difference between these organisms skeletons and other vertebrates. This workshop also includes a close look at a shark’s dentition, the different types of teeth and their primary uses. Props are also used for a really close up look at sharks jaws, teeth, skin and egg cases.
Guided Tour Key Stages 2 -11, recommended for Years 3 -11
These will be focussed on relating our animal displays to specific broad curriculum topics such as Living things and their Habitats, Life Cycles, Food Chains and Classification. The curriculum points covered will be dependant on the school year and the topic chosen.
Please call us on 01637 878134 or Email Blue Reef Newquay for more information
Outreach – If you can’t come to the aquarium, let us come to you!
Health and Safety – Please visit the Download section to download copies of our risk assessments. We do offer free pre-familiarisation visits so call us on 01637 878134 or email us to find out more information.
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