Stay Home Biodiversity – Week 8

Monday Activity

Age Group: Primary and Secondary

It’s a bank holiday so we thought it might be a good time to take a break from our Biodiversity activities while you enjoy the fresh air and sunshine! Have a break, chillax and let’s resume again tomorrow!

Tuesday Activity – Learn About the Wonderful World of Bees  

Age Group: Primary 

Learn about the wonderful world of bees! Explore the garden with Travel Officer Jess and then get your creativity flowing by creating a bee and honeycomb out of recycled toilet paper tube rolls. Afterwards, test your bee knowledge with a bee vocabulary word-search. This activity will have you buzzing from start to finish! Click on the word-sheet for a larger printable PDF. Need to check the answers? Reveal the answers by clicking the green button.

 

Check the Answers!

Tuesday Activity- Top Trumps Nature Quiz!

Age Group: Primary 

Learn about some of the special abilities Irish wildlife has! What is the fastest animal? Who can release a bad smell to defend itself?? Test your knowledge and find out some fun facts in our “Top Trumps Nature Quiz! Click the image below to get started.

Wednesday Activity – Lets get growing! 

Age Group: Primary

Learn how to help the wildlife in your garden with this fun booklet from author Juanita Browne. The book, is illustrated by Barry Reynolds and is funded by the Department for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with the support of National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Heritage Council. With such sunny weather, there is no better time to grow your own plants a food from seed to harvest. Watch the video clip to see how these little guys just love to grow!

Thursday Activity – Leaf Hedgehog

Age Group: Primary 

Time to get crafty with this leafy little fellow! Watch the video and share your creations with us on social media @greenschoolsire

Friday Share –  Happy World Environment Day

Age Group: Primary 

As well as the Gardening for Biodiversity book from Wednesdays activity, The Gardening for Biodiversity Colouring Book, designed by Barry Reynolds, also has some great pictures for you to colour in while you learn about the wildlife all around you! You can order a hard copy of both booklets from your Local Authority Heritage Office.

Gardening Colouring Book