As the long Easter weekend is approaching, we spoke to our partners Knowsley Safari to see how they plan to keep us all entertained at home.
One of the things we Knowsley Safari is well known for, and love doing, is inspiring visitors to want to learn more about nature and animals, whether that’s school trips, animal talks and experiences or people simply visiting the safari to see the animals.
Home School Safari
We wanted to make sure we can continue to let our visitors get their regular “fix” of Knowsley while we are closed and keep on inspiring children to want to learn more about the natural world.
Being parents ourselves we also knew we could do something to help frazzled parents coping with the home schooling and the inevitable “I’m bored” that comes from not being able to go out.
So we launched Home School Safari!
What’s it all about?
Home School Safari is a new online hub on our website packed with education, wildlife and conservation resources.
Children, parents and teachers can access free learning aids, including engaging educational videos, downloadable worksheets and fun animal facts and talks.
What can you expect to learn?
We cover a range of topics including Africa, classification, feeding, veterinary animal care and exploring different species.
There’s lots of behind the scenes content too with videos showing you how we go about x-raying a lions paw and how we do root canal surgery on a tiger.
Do all birds fly? How does a Royal Python keep warm? And what is metamorphosis? These are just some of the questions answered in the video series, alongside Q&A sheets and a growing gallery of behind the scenes footage from the keepers during lockdown.
We hope parents and teachers find enjoy it as much as the kids and we’ll be updating it regularly during lockdown.
You can visit the Home School Safari hub by clicking here.