National Insect Week 2018

18th June – 1st July 2018

 

Insects really are the ‘little things that make the world go round’. Our National Insect Week roadshow was designed and delivered with the aim to encourage appreciation for the less charismatic and misunderstood creatures within the animal kingdom, INSECTS! Explore what they were, why they were so important and what everyone can do to ensure their survival and therefore our own!

As with all of our roadshows National Insect Week provided the opportunity to encourage young people to get outside and enjoy the natural environments around them in search of some of these the typically misunderstood insects.

Over the course of the week we were able to visit 3 schools within the Liverpool City region in order to deliver 7 workshops to approximately 200 pupils. Each and every pupil went home with their very own bug home to start their journey as an entomologist, providing a shelter for visiting insects and doing their bit to help protect the ‘little things that make the world go round’!

Here at Knowsley Safari we are already looking forward to the next National Insect week in June 2020. However, in the meantime take a look at the other roadshows we have coming up.

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What did the schools say about our roadshow?

‘Thanks very much for the workshops yesterday.  The children really enjoyed going out to search for insects and are very excited that they found a ladybird that’s not on your chart.’ (Teacher, Banks Road Primary)

‘Hayley I just wanted to send a big big thank you to you and Nicola for the wonderful day of activities that you planned and provided for our kids. You were so generous with your time, to stay all day so that you could accommodate two classes was just great. The children had a blast and learned a lot about their immediate environment, it was so good to see them engaging with nature.’ (Teacher, Knotty Ash)

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