Children become species adaptation experts for British Science Week

Monday 13th March 2017

Wildlife workshop in Ipswich by John FergusonWildlife workshop in Ipswich by John Ferguson

Suffolk Wildlife Trust's education team are leading animal adaptation workshops for KS2 pupils across the county as part of British Science Week

To mark British Science week Suffolk Wildlife Trust has developed an exciting new programme for KS2 children. Activities feature an Adaptation Trail to explore how an animal’s adaptation can affect its chances of survival. Children become species experts and find out how British Animals are adapted to their environment. They then consider how changes in the environment pose challenges to animals here in Suffolk.

Cathy Smith, education officer at Foxburrow Farm said: "With a full day out to participating centres at Foxburrow Farm, Woodbridge or Bradfield Woods, South Suffolk there is plenty of time for hands-on games and first hand discovery. Ipswich Schools are taking part in their local parks and for schools unable to visit us, we can bring activities to school grounds".

The Trust leads environmental education activities for schools throughout the year - to find out more please contact or visit

British Science Week (10 - 19 March), is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. For more information about visit

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