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Our MINI-BEAST (or more correctly - invertebrate) talk is one of my favourites! 

 The children will get to meet a huge variety of creatures close up, not just a close up view, but plenty of touching too!


We will meet invertebrates from many families, including various:

  • Insects- giant stick insects, hissing cockroaches, tropical beetles and praying mantis etc,
  • Arachnids- Tarantulas, scorpions and false whip scorpions etc, other
  • Arthropods such as giant millipedes and crayfish.


I will usually bring in moulted skins from some of the animals as well as fossils of 'mini-beasts' gone-by, thus touching on evolution too. These items will of course be available to touch and feel by the pupils.



Also on the team, will be one or two vertebrates that prey on these invertebrates, such as an owl or Hedgehog, thus enriching the talk still further.



The mini-beast talk covers various key points such as life-cycles,habitat,habits,diet,senses,theirdefences,appearance,pollination and classification (what is an invertebrate?)



This talk is aimed at a class by class basis, I want the children to get the opportunity to spend time studying and touching these creatures, therefore the talk doesn't serve its purpose with larger group numbers. 30 pupils is about the maximum, however half this number is more beneficial to the learning experience.



As always this talk can be tailored to suit your specific needs, just tell me your exact requirements.



Looking for an easy to keep invertebrate for your class pet? I'm sure I could donate your class a youngster or two from our breeding stock ! Just enquire with your booking.