A line of small toy children and animals marching down a street
Credit: Image credit: © Slinkachu 2020

Explore the biodiversity of the pond, stream and River Cole at Sarehole Mill looking for different species to learn about water quality. This session is offered as a full or half day trip.

Students will take part in collecting samples from each aquatic environment and examine their finds. Together we will then come up with ideas to improve urban water courses.

We will also explore the impact of trees in the urban environment using the Woodland Realm next to the Mill Pond. Students will learn about their importance as a habitat through exploration of the animals that live in and around them. They will use natural resources to create a piece of art to take back to school.

This session may involve leaving the site and crossing a road.

This workshop supports numerous elements of the Key Sage 2 Science and Art curriculum in particular supporting students understanding of ‘Working Scientifically’, plant ecology, observation and using different materials for creative practice.

Booking Information

At Sarehole Mill we can only take one class at a time on site.

This session is available Wednesdays - Fridays in September and from March - July.

Each year until 2024 we have a select number of Urban Nature workshops available for free through the Explore: Urban Nature Project. Please contact our bookings team to find out more.

These workshops have been produced in conjunction with the Natural History Museum and in partnership with Garfield Weston Foundation.

Get in touch to book

Call us on 0121 348 8001 (Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm) or email us