Explorers at home

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Explorers at Home

© David Tipling/2020VISION

Join our FREE online nature club

Explorers at Home is a safe online space for budding biologists and nature lovers to meet with our education tutors every Thursday to play games, make crafts, and share our love of all things wild. 

With weekly challenges and activity ideas to keep them busy and happy all the way until spring, make Explorers at Home part of your home schooling during lockdown.

Our activities are aimed at 6-13 year olds and each week has a different theme. The club takes place over Zoom and runs from 4pm-4:45pm every Thursday.

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And don't worry if you can't make it on Thursdays because all our sessions are recorded and you can watch them whenever you like below...

Sessions and resources

28 Jan – Beautiful Birds 

Birds are amazing! And we want to share how cool they are with all of you. We're going to play a game to test your birdy brains and we're going to show you how to attract birds to your garden, balcony or school with a messy craft. And then we will set you a challenge! This week's challenge is to take part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. Do you think you're up to it? We do!

This week's resources:

How to make your own bird feeder - instruction sheet
Garden birds identification - spotter sheet



4 Feb – Winter Wildlife 

This week we are wondering what all that wildlife gets up to in the winter! Our county changes a lot from summer to winter, and we will investigate how our amazing animals cope with these changes. We will also test your detective skills with a game that will help you know what animals live nearby to you, even when you can't see them! 

This week's resources:

Click here to play the Winter Wildlife Quiz

Click here to find out more about the Hedgehog Award

How to make a Journey Stick - instruction sheet

11 Feb – Water for Wildlife 

This week is all about the watery world around us. We will take a closer look at some of the creatures that call water their home in a fun game and we will transform water into art with a magical icy craft. There's always a challenge for you and this week you might need your wellies!

This week's resources:

How to make ice art - instruction sheet

How to make a mini wildlife pond - instruction sheet


18 Feb – Amazing Amphibians

This week we are diving into the world of amazing amphibians! We will get to know our native species, play some silly games to help us remember them and as always, get crafty too! This week's craft will transport you to another world...

This week's resources:

How to make a Bathyscope - instruction sheet

How to make hidey holes - instruction sheet

25 Feb - Weird Wildlife

This week we are celebrating the weirdest and most wonderful creatures that can be found in Surrey. We will study some sneaky species in our game and get crafting to help our local wildlife as spring approaches. See you there!

This Week's Resources:

How to make a nest box - instruction sheet

Nesting material holders - activity guide

Recording coming soon - watch this space!

4 Mar - Heroic Hedgehogs

This week is Lizzie's favourite animal! We are going to be thinking all about Hedgehogs! We might play a prickly game to see if you know your hogs, as well as a craft that will help you discover the night time visitors to your gardens. Hedgehogs are getting rarer in Surrey so join us to learn how you can help save the little 'hedgepigs' we all know and love!

11 Mar - Spring Senses

More details coming soon!

18 Mar - Powerful Plants

More details coming soon!

25 Mar - Nocturnal Life

More details coming soon!

Important Info and Booking

Register for free online and we will email a booking link to you before each event. All children will need to be supervised by an adult (although you don't have to be sat next to them the whole time). Webcams and microphones will be disabled for all attendees, interaction with the hosts through chat, polls and other functions will be enabled. Please do not share any personal information in the chat. Our staff reserve the right to remove any attendees who exhibit unacceptable behaviour without warning. The meeting will be recorded by SWT and this recording may be made public after the meeting online and on social media.

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Wildlife Watch membership

Become a family member to enjoy Wildlife Watch club membership. With four nature themed magazines a year, as well as stickers, posters, quizzes and wildlife activities, it's totally wild!

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© Tom Marshall