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Stop Dropping Litter by The3Engineers

Stop Dropping Litter by The3Engineers
Primary

Join The3Engineers for a book reading of The adventures of Scout. 'Stop Dropping Litter'.

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Meet the Marine Conservation Society

Meet the Marine Conservation Society
Primary

Meet Rachael to find out about Marine life with the Marine Conservation Society

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Remarkable Plants from around the World with RHS

Remarkable Plants from around the World with RHS
Primary

Tour the world through plants in a workshop that opens your eyes to an array of far-flung places and the plants that grow there.

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Become a Water Wise SuperHero by Southern Water

Become a Water Wise SuperHero by Southern Water
Primary

Learn how you can help protect the environment, rivers and wildlife and become a Waterwise water superhero!

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Incredible Oceans

Incredible Oceans
PrimarySecondary

The science and art of communicating about life below water: the go-to people for bright ways of talking about ocean issues and inhabitants.

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Our EARTH STORY: Introduction to Geology for Primary School Children

Our EARTH STORY: Introduction to Geology for Primary School Children
Primary

This Session is to introduce primary school students to the concepts of Deep Geological Time, the age of the Earth, and it’s formation; when Life appeared, and what it looked like; when animals appeared and what they first looked like. And then, when did we humans appear.

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Plants: Parts and Functions

Plants: Parts and Functions
Primary

Learn about the parts of a plant and their roles in helping a plant grow.

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Types of Animals

Types of Animals
Primary

Learn about the types of animals and how to group them.

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Lambing - Interview with a Kent Farmer

Lambing - Interview with a Kent Farmer
Primary

Learn about lambing season and the birth of new lambs from a Kent farmer.

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Live Lambing!

Live Lambing!
Primary

Watch a lamb being born and think about living things.

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Soil Painting

Soil Painting
Primary

Find out how to create your own soil painting!

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What Type of Animal?

What Type of Animal?
Primary

Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

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Living things and their habitats: Pond Life

Living things and their habitats: Pond Life
Primary

Learn about Pond Life from Ecologists who work at AECOM.

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Understanding NOISE!

Understanding NOISE!
Primary

A workshop from the Institute of Acoustics, join in an experiment that demonstrates a solution to noise transmission.

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Farmvention Sustainable Food Competition

Farmvention Sustainable Food Competition
Primary

Create an invention to help British farmers become Climate Super Heroes and enter the Farmvention competition!

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Goodbye, Old Tree

Goodbye, Old Tree
Primary

Think about creative ways to reuse and recycle all the parts of an old tree, once it has been chopped down.

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The Rainbow of Biological Things

The Rainbow of Biological Things
Primary

Can you find these plants in the local environment, and make a rainbow like the one in the picture celebrating the NHS?

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Make a pitfall trap

Make a pitfall trap
Primary

An activity from the Natural History Museum, can you make a trap to collect small invertebrates?

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Rainbow Fruit

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Rainbow Fruit
Primary

An activity from the Rochester Bridge Trust, learn about the variety of fruit there is and explore them using the story.

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Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk on Hydrogeology

Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk on Hydrogeology
Primary

Learn about the Water Cycle, and the importance of water while having fun with Mister Sandy and Mister Squawk at Geog Rocks!

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Old tomato, new tomato!

Old tomato, new tomato!
Primary

Use slices of tomato to grow more using this simple method!

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Repurposed Plastic Plant Pots

Repurposed Plastic Plant Pots
Primary

Do your bit for the environment by cutting down on plastic – instead of using plastic plant pots, repurpose and reuse other plastics.

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Creative Creatures

Creative Creatures
Primary

Use any arts and crafts resources you have to create a creature of your own.

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Clothes Hanger Quadrat

Clothes Hanger Quadrat
Primary

Make a quadrat to focus on the living things in a very small environment.

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Journey Stick

Journey Stick
Primary

Like the Aboriginal Australians, go on a walk and collect materials and tie them to a journey stick to remember your journey and tell others about it!

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Felt Tip Flower Dye

Felt Tip Flower Dye
Primary

Use a simple felt tip pen to create an unusually coloured flower.

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Germination of Seeds

Germination of Seeds
Primary

An activity from the Rochester Bridge Trust, carry out your own experiment to find out what seeds need to germinate.

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Flower Bookmarks

Flower Bookmarks
Primary

Recreate flowers you see around you and make a handy bookmark.

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Grow Carrots from Carrots

Grow Carrots from Carrots
Primary

Use carrot tops to begin growing carrots of your own.

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Make your Own Wind Turbine

Make your Own Wind Turbine
Primary

Reuse some plastic bottles to create and learn about the workings of a wind turbine in helping the environment by creating renewable energy.

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Ecosystem Investigating

Ecosystem Investigating
Primary

Take a walk and make a list of all the living things you see, then go home and put them together like a puzzle!

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Upcycled Art Competition

Upcycled Art Competition
Primary

Create an environmental art work using would-be rubbish and enter it into a competition to win a prize!

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Women in Engineering – Water Collector

Women in Engineering – Water Collector
Primary

Celebrating Women in Engineering Day, watch how a water collector can be made with found items…and maybe have a go yourself!

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Secondary

Exploring careers in Marine Biology by Manta Trust

Exploring careers in Marine Biology by Manta Trust
Secondary

Jen from the Manta Trust gives an insight into the role of a marine biologist for Green Careers Week 2023

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Could you charge a smartphone from your brain

Could you charge a smartphone from your brain
Secondary

STEM Ambassador Dr Mark an Associate Professor in Cellular Neuroscience investigates if you can charge your smartphone with your brain.

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Rills, brooks, tributaries & streams: Pathways to a career in caring for rivers

Rills, brooks, tributaries & streams: Pathways to a career in caring for rivers
Secondary

Ali from the Rivers Trust gives a talk about the different kind of know-how that can be used in caring for our rivers.

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Working as a Coastal Detective

Working as a Coastal Detective
Secondary

Hear from STEM Ambassador Dominique, a PhD Student & Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton with a working background in coastal engineering

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Incredible Oceans

Incredible Oceans
PrimarySecondary

The science and art of communicating about life below water: the go-to people for bright ways of talking about ocean issues and inhabitants.

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What is Acoustics?

What is Acoustics?
Secondary

A video from the Institute of Acoustics, learn about the environmental context for a career in acoustics.

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Practical Action: Regreen the Desert

Practical Action: Regreen the Desert
Secondary

A challenge from Practical Action, develop ideas to address a real-life problem caused by climate change.

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How tall is that tree?

How tall is that tree?
Secondary

Contributed by Charlotte, this activity will help to workout how tall a tree is without using any equipment

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Exploring Environmental Conservation

Exploring Environmental Conservation
Secondary

In this free online course, Dr. Debbie Bartlett will help you see our planet through the eyes of an environmental conservationist.

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Environmental Agency: Adaptation to Coastal Change

Environmental Agency: Adaptation to Coastal Change
Secondary

STEM Ambassadors Kellie and Guy discuss the issues of flooding and coastal erosion around our coastline.

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Dandelions in different places

Dandelions in different places
Secondary

Do dandelions look the same everywhere?

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Reflection and your Place in the Environment

Reflection and your Place in the Environment
Secondary

Contributed by Charlotte, this activity will help to look a little deeper and explore ways of reflecting on our place in the environment.

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Biodiversity on Planet Earth

Biodiversity on Planet Earth
Secondary

Brought to us by WWF International and David Attenborough, learn about how biodiversity is key to successful continuation of life on Earth.

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RSPB Wildlife Indicators

RSPB Wildlife Indicators
Secondary

An activity from the RSPB, learn about the declining bird population and how we can help.

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How Plants Regulate Flowering

How Plants Regulate Flowering
Secondary

Learn with Dr. Naeem Syed from Canterbury Christ Church University about how flowers regulate the flowering process to ensure we have the food we need and so that plant species can survive.

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Back Garden Phylogenetics

Back Garden Phylogenetics
Secondary

A video from Rodrigo Vega at Canterbury Christ Church University, learn how to build a phylogenetic tree, or a tree of life, using living things you might in your back garden!

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