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Conservation in Action

Be prepared to see vultures in a whole different light while learning about the Trust’s worldwide conservation projects.

Conservation in Action gives pupils the opportunity to learn about the important conservation projects the Hawk Conservancy Trust has initiated and is currently working on. One of our key projects is the international research and support of endangered and critically endangered vultures in South Asia and Southern Africa.

Groups will join our vultures to watch them feed and observe typical behaviour while getting a private talk from one of our expert bird staff.

By learning about the interesting natural food chains which support vultures in the wild, pupils will delve into the world of this scavenging bird of prey and find out how it has evolved.

For older pupils there will be a short talk and slideshow presentation that will highlight some of the major threats affecting vultures.

All groups will be able to have a close encounter with a critically endangered vulture as they meet it outside its aviary for a private flying display in our African Savannah Arena. This will help pupils to gain an appreciation of the adaptations of birds of prey that help them to survive in the wild.

Discussion during this activity will encourage pupils to think about what conservation means for endangered species and consider the different ways living creatures and their environments need protection. We’ll also talk about what we can do ourselves to conserve the local natural world and to look after the creatures in it. Some of the questions we will get pupils to discuss during the activity will be:

Key subject:

Science

Subject links to:

Geography, Media, English

Adaptable for:

Key Stage 2 – Key Stage 4

Objectives:

Curriculum links:

Running time:

45-60 minutes

Links to outreach visit topics:

British Raptors and Conservation, Habitats and Adaptations

Enquire today

If you are interested in finding out more or booking one of our on-site school workshops, please get in touch using the below form.

Please tell us which workshop you are interested in:
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Did you know?
Many birds hunt, kill and eat meat but they may not be raptors. Only raptors have hooked beaks with sharp edges, feet with sharp, curved claws or talons and keen eyesight.
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