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Get into Autumn

Ranger Sessions: Get into Autumn

Autumn is a wonderful time of change, with beautiful colours, cold crisp days and fantastic fungi.

Get into Autumn

Children will learn why some trees loose their leaves and others don’t, make their own leaf identification chart to take away and learn how animals survive the winter months.

Wrap up, tuck up or fly away
All animals have individual survival plans for the winter; some hibernate, others migrate and some stay awake to face the conditions. We will demonstrate just how hard these animals work by doing fun experiments.

Trees and Colours
We will first look at the differences between coniferous and deciduous trees, children will learn how to identify different trees looking at leaf shape and bark, then celebrate the wonders of autumn on our tree walk; collecting leaves to make a colour palette and identification chart.

Fantastic Fungi
Yellow brain jelly, antler and fly agaric are just some fungi found here at Moors Valley. The children will learn basic identification skills then head off on our fungi bingo walk.

Time: 2 hours
Maximum group size: 16
Key stage: 2-3
Cost: £64.00 (£4 per child)

Autumn I-Spy

An exciting walk designed for younger children to get into autumn; we will head off on an adventure looking for clues. Every time a child spies a sign of autumn they collect a stamp. Then make a pine cone hedgehog to take home.

Time: 1 1/2 hours
Maximum group size: 16
Key stage: 1
Cost: £48.00 (£3 per child)

Arty Autumn

Children can get arty this autumn creating colour palettes, natural dyes and making blackberry ink.

Natures Palette
Natural dyes and inks can be made from a variety of plants and autumn is the perfect time to experiment as many berries are beginning to ripen and leaves are starting to change. Children will be able to create a colourful piece of art on the ground illustrating the changes taking place in the trees before foraging for different plants to create a natural colour palette and have-a-go at making blackberry ink. Be prepared to get messy!.

Time: 2 hours
Maximum group size: 16
Key stage: 1-3
Cost: £64.00 (£4 per child)