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.
EXPLORING THE OCEANS
New from November into the new year!
This education session is based on exploring the oceans, with items on the desks to handle including coral, shark teeth and live shrimp. The session includes plenty of opportunity for discussion on a myriad of ocean-based topics such as endangered habitats, the structure of coral, or adaptations of sharks. Please let us know if there is a particular area of interest your group would like to concentrate on.
SCIENCE AND CITIZENSHIP: CLIMATE CHANGE - OUR OCEANS (NEW FOR 2020)
This discussion based workshop explores and examines the effects of the 4 main concepts contributing to global warming. Using accredited data, the 3D magic globe and a practical, Students will develop their understanding of increasing global oceanic temperatures and levels, acidification and deoxygenation occurring in the oceans. Finally students are encouraged to consider their own impact on the environment, and suggest possible personal, local and global solutions to lessen carbon dioxide output and allow the oceans the opportunity to recover.
GEOGRAPHY & CITIZENSHIP: DROWNING IN PLASTIC (NEW FOR 2020)
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.
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
This workshop initially looks at the need for conservation and research work and how the two link together. Students are then asked to discuss six different conservation projects, all of which took place at the Deep. They make decisions on which is the most important and which should be funded.
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.
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.
MARKETING AT THE DEEP
This presentation is delivered by one of The Deep’s senior managers and examines the importance of marketing to the overall success of the business. We look at the use of SWOT and PEST when developing the strategy, methods and results gained from market research, market segmentation, customer care, the availability of products and services, and promotional methods. We will also discuss the importance of The Deep in Hull’s tourism economy.
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