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Education
North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey Educational Experiences for schools, colleges, universities and care homes.

Safe, Exciting & Memorable
Educational Wildlife Experience

Would you like us to provide a safe, exciting and memorable live wildlife learning experience for your students in or out of the classroom?

North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey can tailor an educational visit to accommodate any learning facility and fulfil any challenging requirements to inspire future generations about the importance of birds of prey.

Our fully trained and knowledgeable duo of vastly experienced falconers will provide a safe, exciting and memorable live wildlife learning experience. Showcasing a diverse range of owls, hawks and falcons from across the globe, our sessions promise to educate children of all ages about the habitat and conservation of these fascinating birds of prey.

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GETTING OUT & ABOUT

We currently live in a world dominated by modern technology, because of this young people are spending less time in the great outdoors than ever before. We are dedicated to providing children of all ages the opportunity to learn about the UK’s stunning wildlife and discover the wonderful habitat of our birds of prey.

Curriculum

Due to the versatility of our sessions, the content of our falconry and birds of prey experiences can be applied to a number of interesting tasks across most National Curriculum subjects.

Skills

We’re confident the skills, philosophy and selfless caring the students experience with us can be transferred seamlessly to their everyday lives whilst providing an important lesson and lasting memory.

Environmental

By highlighting environmental issues and the obligation we have to help sustain the beautiful habitat these stunning birds of prey live in, we aim to educate children and adults of all ages about their local wildlife and demonstrate how they can help to conserve it.

Indoors & Outdoors

Our lessons give students the opportunity to see the birds of prey in flight and provide a hands-on learning experience in or out of a classroom setting. Flying the birds may be undertaken indoors or outdoors, depending on venue and weather conditions.

Educational

To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, our educational sessions can be aimed at a variety of subjects across the national school curriculum. Encompassing adaptation, food chains, flight, habitat destruction, poisoning via pollution and conservation, our fun yet informative lessons are targeted at pupils of all ages and learning abilities.

Responsibility

Focussing on instilling a sense of responsibility, our lessons show the students how to care for the prey needed by the birds and how to nurture a relationship over time to build trust. We’re confident the skills, philosophy and selfless caring the students experience with us can be transferred seamlessly to their everyday lives whilst providing an important lesson and lasting memory.

Curriculum

Due to the versatility of our sessions, the content of our falconry and birds of prey experiences can be applied to a number of interesting tasks across most National Curriculum subjects, such as:

Maths

As we teach the pupils the significance of speed, distance and G-force, our sessions can be adapted into a maths based lesson. Students will also be given the opportunity to weigh a bird, which will demonstrate the impact this has on its handler.

English

Pupils can create a descriptive story or poem about the history, facts and beauty of the birds of prey. Having learned a number of new avian-related words from our sessions, the pupils’ extended vocabulary can inspire them to write a creative piece from their time with the birds.

Science

Students will also be able to discover the traits and habitats of the birds from a scientific perspective, and be given the chance to use a Radio Telemetry tracking system within the school grounds to demonstrate how a lost bird is located in the field.

Art & Crafts

Due to the timid nature of our birds, students are able to draw, paint or create collages of these magnificent creatures in an up-close and truly unique environment. Older students can hone their artistic skills by capturing incredible feather detailing, whilst younger pupils can get creative and paint our birds’ beautiful colours and patterns.

Geography & Technology

Also perfect for geography and technology, the flexibility and resourcefulness North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey offer means each lesson can be tailored to your exact needs. Presentations and types of birds can be adapted to suit a number of different topics and subjects to ensure students, teachers, carers and assistants get the most out of the experience.

History

With Chinese avian records dating as far back as 700 BC, Falconry’s long and fascinating history is the perfect story to tell in a classroom setting. Covering Medieval and Middle-Age practises, we show the students just how important ancient methods have been in shaping the modern day falconry we know and love today.

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Costs and packages

Priding ourselves on exciting and educational presentations, North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey provides carefully monitored and controlled participation sessions to ensure children and adults are kept safe, enthralled and entertained throughout.

Half day

3 Hours
£295.00

Full day

5 Hours
£445.00

Combined with a falconry flying
or static display

£595

Classroom session

1 Hour
£150.00

All packages are for Weekdays Only | Full Day includes 1 hour travel expenses, if the distance is more, we charge £0.50 per mile | Classroom Session excludes travel expenses.
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Special Needs Sessions

The experience can be tailored to any demanding needs and requirements to ensure a great day to remember.

The team at North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey have vast experience in dealing with the special needs of individuals and aim to provide a safe, entertaining and highly respectful interactive wildlife experience for the elderly, mental health sufferers and disabled either in a group environment or individual one-on-one.