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Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore

.Explorers Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore

The Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Resources include short films, species information sheets, activity and worksheets for children, workbooks, fun facts and lots more.  The resources may be used in preparation for a fieldtrip to the seashore. They may also be used to support completing cross curricular activities and projects in the class.

 

Films Tab

The Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore short films provide an introduction to some of the amazing animals that can be found on the seashore. Join the Explorers team as they investigate the diversity of the animals that can be found in the sand, amongst the seaweed, under rocks and in the rockpools.

The Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore WHAT I HAVE LEARNED TODAY NOTEBOOK can be used while watching each of the films, to take notes. Also don’t forget to check out the species information sheets below.

Seashells & Friends
THE EXPLORERS WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE on the SEASHORE: Seashells & Friends
The Explorers team investigate a range of sea shells and shellfish found on the seashore including beautiful sea snails, to the formidable dog whelk. They even discover some other animals that look like shellfish, but aren’t – what could they be?
Crustaceans
EXPLORERS WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE on the SEASHORE: Crustaceans
You can’t help but love the wildlife on the seashore, after meeting some of incredible crustaceans. From the feisty common crab, to the tiny barnacle, they all have incredible features that help them adapt to living on the seashore.
All Shapes & Sizes
EXPLORERS WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE on the SEASHORE: Fish - All Shapes & Sizes
The Explorers team discover some amazing fish on the seashore – that come in all shapes and sizes, from the flatfish to the common blenny! Join the team to learn more about how these animals all have amazing fishy features that help them survive the harsh seashore environment.

 

Seashore Information Sheets tab

The Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Information Sheets include lots of interesting facts about thirty of our favourite seashore shellfish, crustaceans and fish. The sheets are split into species, so you can pick and choose which animals you would like to learn more about in the class.

The sheets include photos of the animals, English, Irish and scientific names, as well as quick facts including size, colour, lifespan, and information about the animals’ habitats, their special features, who eats who and lots more.

Information Sheet
WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE - SPECIES INFORMATION SHEETS

Can you tell the difference between a gastropod and a bivalve or what fishes can walk across seaweed, are slippery as butter, or can hide in the sand? Check out the Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Information sheets that provide lots of amazing information about the animals typically found on the rocky seashore in Ireland.

 

Worksheets and activity sheets Tab

The Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore worksheets and activity sheets provide an opportunity for the students to investigate and carry out further scientific discovery, as well as produce artwork and creative writing inspired by the seashore. The My Explorers Seashore Guide Workbook (available in English and Irish) can also be used by the students to create their own scientific information book about the seashore.

Seashell Worksheets
WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE ON THE SEASHORE ACTIVITY SHEETS AND WORK SHEETS

The Wild About Wildlife Activity Sheets & Worksheets can be used to engage the children in learning about the seashore animals. The worksheets include activities involving Shellfish, Crustaceans, Fish, Jellies & Corals, Stars and Urchins and lots more.

Seashell Worksheets
SEASHORE COLLAGE SHEET

A Wild About Wildlife Seashore Collage Sheet has been created for children to colour, paint or use textiles to demonstrate their discovery and understanding of the seashore colours and textures.

Seashell Worksheets
SEASHORE VISUAL ARTS SHEETS

The Wild About Wildlife on the Seashore Visual Art Sheets provides teachers with over twenty seashore animal outline drawings that can be used for visual arts and other cross curricular activities.

Seashells & Friends
MY EXPLORERS SEASHORE GUIDE WORKBOOK 

My Explorers Seashore Guide Workbook is available in English and Irish. It provides children the opportunity to record their observations, explorations and discoveries on the seashore. The book supports a range of subjects on the primary school curriculum including science, geography, art, English and ICT.

Children can start creating their own Seashore Guide before going to the shore. Other activities can be completed after the seashore safari, including documenting the sand type, seaweeds and animals found on the shore. Activities also include taking photos, being a citizen scientist with Explore Your Shore!

 

Presentations Tab

In Ireland we are surrounded by so many different types of beaches ranging from sandy to shingle shores, as well as mudflats to rocky shore lines. This makes it an extremely exciting place to explore all of the amazing animals, seaweeds, plants and creatures that live there. The Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore presentations can be used in the classroom to help teachers and children with their scientific discovery, learning more about the animals on the Irish seashore.

Explorers Seashore Ecology PowerPoint Presentation
THE EXPLORERS SEASHORE ECOLOGY POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

The Explorers Seashore Ecology PowerPoint Presentation introduces students to species and plants found on the seashore. The presentation also provides illustrations of the Seashore Zones, Tides and information on organising a seashore safari.

Living Things Presentation
LIVING THINGS – SIMPLE PRESENTATION

The Living Things Presentation provides a range of slides that can be used to introduce the students to the common species found on the Irish seashore.

Seashore Animals Sorting and Classifying Presentation
SEASHORE ANIMALS SORTING AND CLASSIFYING PRESENTATION

The Seashore Animals Sorting and Classifying Presentation provides a range of slides that can be used on an interactive board. Students can learn about sorting and classifying the different species.

Illustration of the Seashore Zones
ILLUSTRATION OF THE SEASHORE ZONES

The Illustration of the Seashore Zones provides information about the zonation typically found on a seashore. This can be used as a hand-out for students.

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