Suitable for groups with special educational needs and disabilities

A fun, sensory exploration of the jobs done by some of the very special invertebrates living in the park.  This session can be adapted to suit all needs and abilities.

Which season is best for this activity?

This activity is best done during the spring or summer terms, when there is a more plentiful supply of invertebrates for the children to find. The session is held outdoors; suitable clothing is required if rain is forecast. We only work indoors if the weather is exceptionally bad.

Outline of the activity

There will be plenty of games and sensory activities on the nature trail to help pupils discover the special jobs of bees, worms and ants and why they are so important. We will also see if we can find any real invertebrates living under the logs.

This session is part of the Mission Invertebrate project funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery. For more information about the work of Mission Invertebrate across all the Royal Parks visit their website

Feedback:

"Thank you and your lovely staff for such an informative and packed session this morning.  The delivery and resources were amazing.  The class had a great time and really enjoyed themselves.  It is nice to feel welcomed, educated and cared for all at the same time."