A lesson in Nature "Following the Tracks of the European Bison"

This is available to children and teenagers, for groups of up to 30. The lesson includes a teacher-led tour of the entire premises and the permanent exhibitions, and a video about European bison.

For whom?
The lesson is aimed at several age groups: preschoolers, primary school students, high school students as well as adults and seniors. Depending on the type of group, the messages provided by certified educators are appropriately selected and presented. The cost of the lesson is PLN 27 per person.
 
What we offer?
The 90-minute lesson is an unforgettable opportunity to meet "eye to eye" with the king of the forest and get to know many other species of animals that inhabit our farm, incl. mouflons, red deer, fallow deer and roe deer.
 
Forms and methods of work:
  • a talk with elements of discussion,
  • crossing of pens with animals,
  • observation of bison feeding,
  • looping screening of a movie about bison,
  • visiting the educational and exhibition pavilion and its permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Proposed content selected for the appropriate age group:
  • various species of animals: bison, deer, fallow deer, roe deer and birds (both wild and ornamental - peacocks and pheasants);
  • forest as an ecosystem;
  • forest layers;
  • bird singing;
  • forester as a guardian of forests and animals;
  • various species of trees and plants;
  • Polish Red Book of Animals;
  • restitution;
  • history and occurrence of bison - yesterday and today.
Linking science lessons with the basis of general education:

a) for the 1st stage of education (early childhood education), student:

  • recognizes plants and animals;
  • knows the ways of adapting animals to particular seasons;
  • knows the dangers of animals (dangerous and sick animals) and knows how to behave in an emergency;
  • knows that water should be saved;
  • knows the importance of water in human, plant and animal life;
  • knows that rubbish should be segregated;
  • understands the sense of using ecological packaging.

b) for the second stage of education (grades IV-VI of primary schools), student:

  • poses questions about phenomena occurring in nature, presents a research attitude in learning about the regularities of the natural world by looking for answers to the questions: "why?", "what is it?", "what will happen when?",predicts the course of some natural phenomena and processes, explains;
  • simple relationships between phenomena;
  • gives examples of plants and animals;
  • recognizes and names some plants;
  • observes and names atmospheric phenomena;
  • describes the adaptation of the external structure and life activities of terrestrial organisms to the living environment on the examples of observed organisms;
c) for the 3rd educational stage, student:
  • describes, organizes and recognizes organisms, explains biological phenomena and processes occurring in selected organisms and in the environment;
  • presents and explains the relationships between the organism and the environment, indicates the evolutionary sources of biological diversity, uses various sources and methods of obtaining information, reads, analyzes;
  • interprets and processes textual, graphic and numerical information, understands and interprets biological concepts, knows basic biological terminology, interprets information and explains the cause-effect relationships between facts, formulates conclusions and presents opinions related to the discussed biological issues.
Classes are conducted in polish.
 
Photo: M. Makowski