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Education visits

Science outreach: school visits available and consultancy offered

Nursery kids feedings the tortoises with tasty lettuce Science is cool! Drawing from one of my classes Tortoise on an island drawing

Overview

Adam has been enthusiastically involved with schools and widening participation since 2005. This is a passion which he indulged through a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Studies (with Distinction) upon his return from Seychelles in 2013. He developed a series of freelance science outreach lessons with Rochdale local authority during his PhD.

Since autumn 2015, we have delivered a number of school visits across England, covering giant tortoise ecology, freshwater ecology, and river studies. These include both off-the-shelf and tailor-made learning experiences.

Education visits

We have two off-the-shelf outreach sessions ready to deliver to your class at any distance in the UK from our West Yorkshire office. The giant tortoise session involves growing plants for each child to take home and a live tortoise. The session has been tailored to various National Curriculum stages and has been delivered to nursery, primary, Key Stage 3, and Key Stage 4 secondary classes. The aquatic minibeasts session includes microscope examination and handling of all the invertebrate families in the professional set used by the Environment Agency to monitor river quality. New sessions can also be created on a topic of your choice.

We have also developed primary school river studies projects in Manchester with the Mersey Basin Rivers Trust. These use the River Irk in urban Manchester and offer a combination of physical and human geography angles for understanding the importance of rivers to the city of Manchester.

Giant tortoise ecology: fruits, poo and being a scientist

Aquatic minibeasts: in the water and under the microscope

Science is cool! Drawing from one of my classes Goliath stick insect (Eurycnema goliath) Giant tortoise evolution poster

Public engagement for companies

If you represent an organisation or company in need of help in your outreach or corporate social responsibility programmes we can create an outreach or environmental education session specifically for you.

In Seychelles, for example, Adam secured funding from the British High Commission to share the cutting edge renewables work being done on Aride Island with the communities and schools of Silhouette Island National Park and the village of Bel Ombre on adjacent Mahe. Leveraged support from other stakeholders secured and delivered a solar power and rainwater purification demonstration project on Silhouette Island with a funded 12 month education engagement programme to link up the Silhouette and Grande Anse schools.

Giant Tortoise Environment & Conservation Limited is registered in England & Wales as company number 9419341 | Registered office: 2 Victoria Street, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6DF, England | Company directors: Dr Adam Moolna & Dr Lisa McCluskey | Privacy statement & cookies policy | adam.moolna@giant-tortoise.co.uk | © Giant Tortoise Environment & Conservation Limited 2015
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