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Talk on Beavers and Red Squirrels at Little Blooms Nursery
Rhona Forrester of the Scottish Wild Beaver Group did a little talk to Little Blooms Nursery in Bridge of Earn about Beavers and also Red Squirrels. Both very important and native species in Scotland. Although the children are very young the talk was well presented and enjoyed by the children and their carers. The children were able to feel the beaver pelt, look at the gnawed sticks and photographs of both the beavers and the red squirrels. There were also soft toys of both and they went home with postcards and colouring in pictures to enter into the competition.
Talk on beavers at Strathmore Primary
Bob Smith of the Scottish Wild Beaver Group shows a beaver skin and other items of interest to Some of the P5 class at Strathmore PS, Forfar. The pupils are from left: Elizabet Janakovica, Brandon Bricknell, Billy Lawson and Charlotte Bruce
Published on 31/05/2013 06:00
Pupils at Strathmore Primary School, Forfar, recently enjoyed a talk and visit from the Scottish Wild Beaver Group (SWBG).
During the Scottish Wild Beaver Group’s time at the school they explained to the children about beavers with information such as where they come from, where they live, what they like to eat and how they build dams.
They also explained to the children how beavers fit in with the wider eco-system and how the Scottish Wild Beaver Group can help if beavers come into conflict with people.
The interactive presentation from the Scottish Wild Beaver Group included a quiz, slides and video clips.
The children were able to feel a beaver pelt and see for themselves examples of sticks that the animals have gnawed.
The eager youngsters were also shown how to look out for signs of beaver habitats.
The education team at the Scottish Wild Beaver Group has recently given talks in several primary schools: Glamis, Meigle, Dunkeld, Rattray, Coupar Angus and Goodlyburn.
The children and teachers alike have been very enthusiastic to learn more about beavers in general, and the Tay beavers in particular.
One of the members is even preparing a beaver talk in Gaelic for P1 of the Breadalbane Gaelic medium school.
If any other school or community group would like a talk, please contact the Scottish Wild Beaver Group on01828 632992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Meigle Primary School for the beautiful card.
Big thanks to the children from Rattray Primary School for their amazing storyboard’s about Oslo the Beaver – here is a selction.
Our visit to Meigle Primary