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Discovering Land Minibeasts for Home Educators (ages 5-7) at RSPB Ham Wall
Discovering Land Minibeasts for Home Educators (ages 5-7)
Wednesday 6 July 2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Price: £5.50 per student. Please note a booking fee applies. Accompanying adults free.
Booking essential - a ticket only event. Advanced bookings only.
Can you spot a butterfly, bee or a beetle? Come join us for an exciting bug hunt through our mini marshes where children will locate, capture and identify amazing minibeasts using magnifiers, charts and special techniques like sweep netting and brush beating. The session will bring children closer to nature and help them to build their awareness of living things and where they live.
Working in partnership, the RSPB and Natural England provide outdoor learning at the Avalon Marshes near Glastonbury. This wetland landscape in the Somerset Levels teems with wildlife: bitterns, otters, water voles, eels and the largest wintering roost of starlings in the UK. You can find more details of our learning programme on the website https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/school-trips/. RSPB Avalon Marshes has the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.
Covid 19 Information:
This event is entirely outside. Please note it will not be possible to maintain 2 meter social distancing at all times whilst undertaking this activity.
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The session is designed for 5-7 year olds. Younger children and teens are permitted and are free but will not be able to participate in the activities.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. A maximum of two adults can accompany one child. The maximum number of children that can be accompanied by one adult is four (please note this number includes any children younger than 5 years or older than 7).
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a large pay and display car park at Ham Wall. Free for RSPB members or £3 all day for non-members.
Transport options to the reserve can be found here: https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/ham-wall/
Are there any toilets at the event?
There are toilets located in the car park at Ham Wall close to where the session will be held. We are asking visitors to wear a face covering when using the toilets so please bring a face covering with you unless exempt from wearing one.
What do I need to bring to the event?
Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear for the weather. Snacks and water. A face covering, unless exempt, to wear in indoor spaces such as the toilets. Why not bring your lunch and explore the reserve after the session?
Your RSPB membership card if you have one. Debit or Credit card to pay for parking or to buy a light snack or drink from the Welcome Building.
Can I bring my dog?
Please note that dogs are not permitted to take part in this session. Please leave your dog at home or with someone who is not taking part in the event.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email us on email@example.com if you have any questions.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What's the refund policy?
If unforeseen circumstances cause RSPB Ham Wall to cancel an event, all ticket holders will be informed and a full refund will be issued. Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date. Refunds are subject to an administration fee. We do not offer refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of the event.
When booking please provide a valid phone number and e-mail as your booking confirmation will be sent via e-mail. We need a valid phone number in case we need to get hold of you urgently to update you with changes/cancellation. Thank you for your co-operation
IMPORTANT: We respect your privacy and will not sell your personal data to any third party.
Any personal data you provide here is collected and used only for the purposes of booking this event. Your details will only be used by this event's RSPB co-ordinator and will not be shared with anyone else.
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