Classroom Visit (in person)

Ammonites in a child's handWelcome a Warden into your classroom and we can guarantee the class will have a fun, interactive and memorable experience! 2 hours jam-packed with art, role play, group activities and more! Each child will even polish up a real ammonite fossil to take home as a momento.  

Choose between two different sessions – Fossils: What are they?, or Evolution, Inheritance and Fossils. We will always tailor the session to your particular group so please let us know if you have a particular topic in mind that is not listed below, and we will do our best to accommodate. Activities and topics within these sessions can include:

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Virtual Classroom Package

Combine a Virtual lesson with a Fossil Warden with 2 week hire of our Fossil Loan box, for the ultimate classroom package!

Boy holding ammoniteLive Warden lesson: Inspire your class for a whole hour with a palaeontologist! Via Zoom, or other platform, the Warden will engage the children, showing them plenty of fossils, both big and small. No session would be complete without a chance for the class to ask the Fossil Warden questions too. The session will be tailored to your group, so please get in touch if you have a particular topic in mind. Topics can include, but are not limited to the following:

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Virtual lesson with a Fossil Warden

Boy holding ammoniteInspire your class for a whole hour with a palaeontologist! The Warden will engage the children, showing them plenty of fossils, both big and small. No session would be complete without a chance for the class to ask the Fossil Warden questions too. The session will be tailored to your group, so please get in touch if you have a particular topic in mind. Topics can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Fossil formation
  • Jurassic fossil fact files – learning how they lived and fossilised by looking at real fossils
  • Dinosaur adaptations, with the skull of the Charmouth Dinosaur, Scelidosaur
  • Jurassic murder mystery – how did the Sea Dragon die?
  • Mary Anning
  • Fossil folklore
  • The different rocks of the Jurassic Coast
  • History of the Jurassic Coast

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Fossil Hunting

fossil huntingTake your class out on the beach where they can discover and take home their own fossils with our trained Wardens.

Prior to the session you will be sent an introductory video teaching the group everything you need to know about fossils, fossil formation and how to hunt safety! Once in Charmouth, your Warden will do a quick recap for the group, before everyone heads straight onto the beach to go fossil hunting! These sessions will now take place entirely outdoors. 

All relevant health and safety information is given to the children before heading out onto the beach, accompanied by the Warden, to look for fossils. All finds during the day can be taken back to school or home at the end of the session. We advise you to bring a small freezer bag for each child to put their fossils in.

Click here to watch a sneak preview of our school fossil hunting trips, video courtesy of the Natural History Museum.

 

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Rockpool Ramble

Rockpools

Take a ramble over the rocks to discover the weird and wonderful plants and animals that live on our seashore and how they have adapted to living in this challenging environment.

The group meets the Marine Warden at the large metal anchor by Cobb Gate car park, Lyme Regis before a short walk takes you to the site of Broad Ledge. All relevant health and safety information is given to the children before heading out onto the rock pooling area. All necessary equipment is provided by the Centre.

We want you to get the most out of your Rockpool Ramble, so we recommend looking at dates from April – September when the water will be warmer, meaning more creatures will be out and about! Contact us to enquire about 2021 sessions! Read More

Investigating Coastlines

What makes a coastline, who uses it and what can we see?

investigating coasts

Using the beach area at Charmouth, how do we use the coastal environment and what natural processes affect it? Coastal mapping, eroding sandcastles, what makes a wave and beach profiles.

 

 

All relevant health and safety information is given to the children before heading out onto the beach. All necessary equipment is provided.

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