Week Fourteen

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Hello and welcome back to our home learning resources, we hope that you are still finding them useful! This is the fourteenth set of resources and we are in the process of changing the format. This week, there is still a topic lesson and a Wildlife Fact file but instead of a quiz there will be an activity to carry out at home. This week’s topic follows on from the first invasive species topic, the Wildlife Fact file is all about the heron and your activity is to create a DIY bird feeder or bird house.

We have introduced these online learning opportunities in response to Covid-19, which has prevented us from going into schools in the Ribble Catchment as we normally would. This is our way of bringing our educational topics to you at home so you can continue to learn all about rivers and wildlife.

Invasive species

Alien invasive species can have very serious negative effects on our natural world. In the last invasive species Prezi you learnt what is meant by “alien species”, “invasive species” and “alien invasive species” and found out about three invasive plant species. This topic follows on from there and introduces the theory of invasional meltdown.

Wildlife Fact file

This week’s Wildlife Fact file is about the Heron. Read the fact file below or click to open the pdf.


In this edition of home learning resources, we want to show you how you can make your own bird feeders and bird houses be reusing old plastic bottles or juice cartons. Take a look at the two instruction sheets (click to open as pdf) below and get creative! Send us photos of your bird feeders and bird houses at admin@ribbletrust.com.