We have a range of interactive workshops for young people aged 14+ which help them to engage with The Deep’s conservation ethos as well as inspiring future career decisions and lifestyle choices.
For detailed lesson plans and objectives please see our Downloadable Resources.
SCIENCE - THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST
This is a hands on investigative workshop using real life tasks that scientists would do. Students will take the role of different scientists, including Marine Biologist, Research Analyst and Ecologist, and attempt to work out real problems. There is also information about the jobs these scientists do and the kind of person who does this work, to help the students to consider a career in science.
SCIENCE: ADAPTATION - THE NEED FOR SPEED
How do animals move through water? We explore some of the adaptations found in a variety of marine animals and show the need for speed in sharks. We then use crab exoskeletons and models to stimulate discussion on how adaptations develop from habitat choice. We examine why speed is of the essence when chasing food or being prey.
SCIENCE AND CITIZENSHIP: CONSERVATION CHOICES - GENTOO PENGUINS AND OTHERS
This workshop initially looks at the need for conservation and research work using the Gentoo penguins here at The Deep as an example. Students are then asked to discuss six different conservation options and make a decision on which real life projects should be funded.
SCIENCE AND CITIZENSHIP: GLOBAL WARMING - OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
This balanced and informative workshop looks at the effects of mans impact on the oceans over time, specifically the problems caused by increasing levels of CO2. A presentation with simple practicals explains the science behind ocean acidification and finishes with a closer look at the problems for our seas.
SCIENCE: INVESTIGATING SCIENCE AT WORK
Discover the science behind The Deep. This presentation covers the scientific work undertaken at The Deep and in particular the water filtration system. We look at the roles and qualifications of our science staff, ICT in the organisation, health and safety requirements, commercial constraints and the impact of The Deep on the local community. A 56 page document is available (on disc) to accompany this presentation at a cost of £10.
GEOGRAPHY & CITIZENSHIP: SOS SAVE OUR SEAS! *NEW FOR 2017/18*
Plastic in our oceans is a worldwide problem that needs solving. This session uses fun practical work and discussion to investigate: looking at why, where and what we can do about it.
ART AND DESIGN: DRAWING FROM NATURE
This self-directed session uses the varied collection of items related to marine life owned by The Deep. We put these out on display for your students to observe and draw. The collection includes coral skeletons and replicas, various exoskeletons, large tropical shells, shark teeth, jawbones and egg cases. Please note that most of the collection has been donated by past collectors and all other items have been ethically sourced in-line with our principles as a conservation charity.
This presentation looks at The Deep as a business, examining its successful marketing. Covering market research, market segmentation, promotional methods, the marketing mix and highlighting the Slime! marketing campaign.
Using The Deep as an example, we examine types of customers and their needs, good and bad customer service and how we communicate with customers. Our complaint handling procedure is discussed as is the importance of effective staff recruitment and selection procedures.
We can also offer presentations on other subjects, including: Travel & Tourism (Attraction Management), Applied Business (Investigating Business) Education & Childcare (Learning at The Deep), Real life maths and Animal care.BOOK YOUR SCHOOL TRIP - CALL 01482 381000 OR CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US