ASE Live Moss Safari - explore the wonders of a micro-habitat

06 March 2024
17:30 - 19:30
The De Ferrers Academy

Saint Mary's Drive
, Burton Upon Trent DE13 0LL , United Kingdom

Join us to see the amazing organisms that inhabit this microworld!

Event Type: 
11-19 Teachers
BGE (Broad General Education)
Early Career Teachers
NQT ( Newly Qualified Teacher)
Senior Phase
Student Teacher
North & East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland)

About the event

Imagine going on a safari, but in the microscopic world. Ordinary moss is full of animals and plants that are too small to see with the naked eye. On Moss Safari you will learn to identify the ‘Big Five’ animals you can see at low magnifications, along with a whole host of amazing animals and plants. The Big Five includes nematode worms, rotifers, tardigrades, mites and flatworms.

Your guide will be Andy Chandler-Grevatt, who will join us by videolink to lead the live-tour,during which he will point out the amazing organisms that inhabit this microworld, hoping to see as many of the Big Five as possible, along with stories and our current understanding of this mysterious world.

This is suitable for teachers at all stages (primary, secondary, post 16), science technicians.

Andy will also take questions and support you in running your own Moss Safari at home or at school.

Recent feedback from a Moss Safari participant:

“The organisation of the event was amazing, creating a "safari" makes the whole concept very exciting (especially for children). The organisms racing around the screen really engaged everyone and the knowledge of each organism and commentary made it feel like a real safari.”

More information here about Moss Safari:

Proceeds from this event go to cover our costs and support the work of the ASE.

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Venue - the De Ferrers Academy, Burton Upon Trent DE13 0LL