Key Stage 5 at Tring

Sixth form students at Tring discussing a specimen with a scientist

Explore our workshops for students or download and print activity sheets in advance of your visit.

Our free workshops can accommodate up to 32 students at a time.

School visits, activities and workshops are free, but donations help support our vital work to look after nature and provide our learning programme. There is a recommended donation of £2 per child.

How to book

To make a booking, please view the guidance on the Essential information for schools page, then use our online booking form.

Our school programme is very popular. We recommend booking at least a 6 weeks in advance.

Animal Communication tour

Delve into the world of animal communication in this 30 minute gallery tour. Discover how, why and who animals communicate with. This tour explains examples of different methods of communication within and between species. 

Specification links:

  • Interspecific communication, Intraspecific communication
  • Evolved methods of communication including: Vision including (body language, facial expression), Heating (vocalisation, other sounds), Chemical (smell, pheromones), taste and touch (allogrooming)

Biodiversity and Conservation

Discover the importance of biodiversity and what is threatening it today by investigating data, fact files and specimens in five case studies. Gather ideas about how to conserve these species and find out what action is being taken.

Curriculum links:

  • working scientifically
  • data collection and analysis
  • human interactions and their impacts on biodiversity
  • importance of maintaining biodiversity

Useful Museum resources:

Museums today

Debate the value and relevance of Museums in society with your KS5 students.

Take on the challenge to design your own research project to save seabirds from plastic in our dragon den’s style activity. 


The galleries provide an opportunity for older students to practice their artistic skills and be inspired by the specimens at a variety of levels.

The specimens are a chance to study colour, pattern, texture and shape. The galleries can be used for:

  • Study of still life, line drawing and painting
  • Photography
  • Understanding the cultural importance of specimens and art

We can provide a short introduction to the galleries and their history, or facilitate handling specimens for close observation in a designated seated space.


Explore the history behind specimens or enjoy a short introduction to the galleries.

Get in touch to discuss options of short guided tours.