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Natural History Workshop with full day visit: April- May

Natural History Workshop with full day visit: April- May

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    90 minute workshop with half day self led gallery time.

    Your visit includes:

    • 90 minute facilitated workshop including object handling and time on Living Worlds Gallery
    • A set timetable to explore the galleries for the rest of your trip
    • Coat and lunch storage
    • A reserved 30 minute lunch slot in our basement lunch area
    • Hazard and Risk Assessment documents

     Each workshop can accommodate 1 class (maximum 35 pupils).

    Natural History Workshop:

    Using our taxidermy handling collection this workshop builds on our KS2 Science Big Question: Which is most importance specimen in Manchester Museum? Pupils will explore different ways of classifying and grouping creatures from around the world in order to discuss which one is the most important.

    Through interactive challenges and the lens of how museum displays are created, pupils will:

    • Practice classifying and grouping different animals and insects according to their own observations and knowledge
    • Put themselves in other people’s shoes explore different perspectives on nature
    • Curate their own museum natural history display

    Through these activities, we aim for pupils to recognise that many alternative ways of grouping and classifying are potentially valuable and interesting – including the standard ‘scientific’ approach. This workshop has been developed as part of our work to bring global Indigenous perspectives to our collection.

     Curious Classification Worksop AM: Arrive 10.15am / Depart 2pm:

    • Arrival for 10:15 and sign in at Front desk
    • 10:30-12:00 Workshop: Object handling and time on Living Worlds Gallery
    • 12:00-12:30 Lunch in the Learning Basement
    • 12:30-13:00 Self Guided time in Fossils Zone
    • 13:00-13:30 Self Guided time in Human History Zone
    • 13:30-14:00 Self Guided time in Nature’s Library & Vivarium

     Curious Classification Worksop PM: Arrive 10.15am / Depart 2pm:

    • Arrival for 10:15 and sign in at Front desk
    • 10:30-11:00 Self Guided time on Natures Library and Vivarium
    • 11:00-11:30 Self Guided time in Human History Zone
    • 11:30-12:00 Lunch in the Learning Basement
    • 12:00-12:30 Self Guided time in Fossils Zone
    • 12:30-14:00 Workshop: Object handling and time on Living Worlds Gallery

    For any problems or queries regarding bookings, please contact school.bookings@manchester.ac.uk

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