Bird of Prey Adaptations

Delve into the world of survival and find out just how amazing nature really is.

All organisms have physical and behavioural adaptations that have evolved over time and these adaptations aid their survival. Their ability to find and secure food, as well as finding somewhere safe to live is largely dependent on these adaptations. Birds of prey are in no short supply of incredible adaptations and we have some great examples on show right here at the Trust.

Pupils will have the opportunity to explore some of the amazing adaptations our birds have through a range of visual and interactive activities. This can include comparing the feathers and skulls of different birds of prey, and different nest boxes we can build for them. We will meet a number of our birds in a short tour around the grounds, looking at their physical and behavioural adaptations which make them perfectly adapted to their environment.

We will round off the workshop by meeting one of our feathered colleagues in our immersive flying arenas, where the pupils will see the bird up close and witness the special features which help the bird to survive and catch their food.

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Key Stage 1 – Key Stage 3


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Running time:

50-60 minutes

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