Liaison Home |Location|
| Reptile House | Invertebrate
House |Rodent House
|Plants | Outside
Nature Centre is on the Pershore Road, opposite BBC Pebble Mill, and backing on
to Cannon Hill Park.
It consists of six acres of land and is the home of animals and plants from Britain
and beyond. Among the most popular animals are otters, beavers, owls, and a variety
of invertebrates. The variety of groups of animals on display at the Nature Centre
makes it an invaluable resource to support the Science Curriculum.
The Nature Centre has an active part in the breeding programme for endangered
reptiles, and successfully breeds many species of tropical snakes and lizards.
Among plant-life there are many different varieties of lichens and mosses to be
found at the Nature Centre, which supports school work on Plant Classification.
In Cannon Hill Park, there are two glass houses which hold tropical plants, including
banana plants,and mahogany trees.
The Nature Centre offers wonderful opportunities for school visits, not just relating
to areas of the science curriculum, but also as a chance to explore other areas
of the curriculum including numeracy and literacy.The Nature Centre Schools Liaison
Teacher runs teaching sessions for Birmingham LEA schools.