Wonderful opportunity for young children to learn more about the animals at Durrell
5th September 2013
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Every Saturday, through to mid December, 3-6 year olds and their parents can come along to Durrell's Education Centre to learn about the different animals living at Durrell wildlife park. Each session will be jam-packed with a whole host of different activities from art and craft activities, games and stories to making food parcels for the animals and touching all sorts of creepy crawlies! You can also visit the animals and find out the answers to all your questions from our expert animal staff.

The price is just £7 per session with a block-booking discount of £6 per session (5 or more bookings) so it is not expensive, however non-members will also need to pay for admission to the park. All sessions take place 10.30am to 12.30pm.

You can access a booking form via the Durrell website click here

For more information:

T: 01534 860034

E: educationadmin@durrell.org

Sessions are as follows:

Dodolings - fruit bats, Saturday 28th September 2013. This session will answer questions such as: How big are a fruit bat's wings? Do fruit bats only eat fruit?

Dodolings - macaque monkeys, Saturday 5th October 2013. This session will answer questions such as: What threats are there to macaques in the wild? What types of vegetation do they eat?

Dodolings – flamingos, Saturday 12th October 2013. This session will answer questions such as: Why do flamingos stand on one leg? Why are they pink?

Dodolings – snakes, Saturday 19th October 2013. This session will answer questions such as: Are snakes slimy? What is the longest type of snake?

Dodolings - ring-tailed lemurs, Saturday 26th October 2013. This session will answer questions such as: Do lemurs in the wild live anywhere other than Madagascar? Why do ring- tailed lemurs only have rings on their tails?

Dodolings - komodos and chameleons, Saturday 2nd November 2013. This session will answer questions such as: How many teeth does a Komodo dragon have? Is the Komodo dragon a lizard? How does a Chameleon change colour?

Dodolings - tamarin monkeys, Saturday 2nd November 2013. This session will answer questions such as: How many different kinds of tamarin monkeys are there? How big are they?

Dodolings – orang-utans, Saturday 16th November 2013. This session will answer questions such as: How closely related are orangutans to humans? Were orangutans named because of their orange fur?

Dodolings – meerkats, Saturday 23rd November 2013. This session will answer questions such as: Why do meerkats stand on their back legs? What do they eat?

Dodolings - poison frogs, Saturday 30th November 2013.  This session will answer questions such as: Why are poison frogs so brightly coloured? Can the poison kill a human?

Dodolings – gorillas, Saturday 7th December 2013. This session will answer questions such as: How much do gorillas weigh? How tall are they when they stand up?

Dodolings – bears, Saturday 14th December 2013. This session will answer questions such as: How many bears are there left in the wild? What is their country of origin?

Most of these sessions are likely to be extremely popular so booking  (as far in advance as possible) is recommended.

If your child attends one or more of the Dodoling sessions please get in contact and let me know if they enjoyed it and what, for them, was the best bit of the session.

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