Pond Dipping

a boy by a pond with a net, a tray and a magnifying glass

Event information

Event type: Workshop

Location: Nature Activity Centre supported by AWS, Nature Discovery Garden

Suitable for: Year 2 - KS2 (ages 6-11)

Capacity: 35 pupils

Duration: 90 minutes

Ticket prices: £3 per pupil

Booking required by phone

In this outdoor workshop, pupils will use nets to catch pond animals and conduct a scientific enquiry into what these creatures eat.

Pupils will get to catch and classify animals from our new wildlife pond. By observing animal behaviour and conducting an experiment, your class will learn about what these animals eat.

They’ll then use their findings to conclude whether we need to feed pond animals for them to survive and reflect on how our actions can impact pond habitats.

Workshop rundown

  1. Collect animals from our wildlife pond.
  2. Group and classify the animals they’ve found.
  3. Observe what these animals eat.
  4. Construct and interpret food chains to determine if we need to feed pond animals.
  • Curriculum links

Event dates and times

The workshop runs at 10.30am and 12.30pm on the weekdays shown below. The duration is 1 hour 30 minutes.


June 2024

None available

July 2024

None available

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How to book

All workshops must be prebooked by phone. The dates listed above are not live and you will need to contact us for availability.

You can book for dates up to July 2024, during term time. Bookings must be made at least three weeks in advance.

This workshop is suitable for Years 2-6 (ages 6-11).

The maximum capacity per workshop is 35 pupils. Bookings must be for a minimum of 15 pupils.

To check dates and make a booking, please read our essential information page, then phone the bookings team.