Saturday Science Club – Feed the birds (27 Nov)
Why are there so many types of penguins? What are the differences between seeds and the plants? Our brilliantly beaky bird-themed Saturday Science Club for 5-9 year olds and their families will be exploring how birds adapt to and survive in their environment. Our young explorers will be ‘voyaging’ overseas to Darwin’s Galapagos Islands to meet some feathery inhabitants and playing evolution-based games that involve spoons, straws, chopsticks and BBQ tongs! Pecked with problem-solving bird-based fun, it’s a great chance to learn about how animals overcome nature’s challenges. Make pine cone bird feeders to take home and feed the birds in your garden this winter!
All Saturday Science Club sessions must be accompanied by an adult. Your visit includes access to our woodland, ponds and picnic areas. Please note the woodland closes at 4.30pm, last recommended entry 4pm.
Visit the Skogen Cafe at the Centre between 10am and 4pm for refreshments, snacks and light lunches, or families are welcome to bring their own.
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About Saturday Science Club
Our fun sessions for ages 5-9 are designed to engage children and their families with STEM: science, technology, engineering and maths. Through entertaining demos and hands-on activities, children have a chance to learn, explore, question and investigate different areas of science. Each month has a different theme, so you can try something new each time if you attend regularly.
Saturday Science Club are in person at the Science Oxford Centre. If the workshop date or description changes due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will get in touch to explain the changes and give you the option of a full refund or rescheduling of your ticket. We are currently limiting numbers for our workshop so that each booking can have a separate table, so please ensure you are booking the correct combination for your group. Eg, a family group with 2 children and 2 adults should book a 2 child ticket and all 4 family members should sit together at one table.
Our skilled club leaders ensure that every child can access the activities and differentiate to engage children of all ages. If your child has any additional needs, please get in touch via [email protected] to discuss how they can be best supported. We understand that younger children may need more help and older children may have more questions – we encourage adults to join in to support their children and to enjoy the activities themselves too!
Science Oxford is committed to inclusion and we recognise that cost is sometimes a barrier. Funded places for eligible families are now available, thanks to the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. Families could be eligible for these places for several reasons; for example, if your child receives free school meals or is a looked-after child. To find out more and to book one of these places, please contact [email protected]. We welcome enquiries from organisations and individuals supporting families who may benefit from funded places at any of our clubs.
Science Oxford Centre
Quarry Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB
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