Ideas for activities
 
For plants and gardening go to…
 
 
RHS School Gardening
 
An immense amount of practical information
of activities, projcts, how-to guides, lesson plans,
seasonal ideas and teacher courses
 
 
Garden Organic home page
 
Lots of great information and ideas on games,
activities, construction and other projects,
posters and booklets.
 
For all aspects of outdoor education...
 
 
Green Space Education Pack
Written by Annie Massey for the Our Green Space Project - a wonderfully complete guide to activities, preparation, risk assessment and more.
 
For general wildlife look at…
 
Wildlife Trusts
 
Guidance for Wildlife Watch clubs, with information
on habitats, animals, plants and activities
 
RSPB
 
Sections for children and teachers, activity challenges,
free visits to centres, lesson plans, resources
(More resources from RSPB at TES here
 
 
 
Countryside classroom
 
A website by a consortium project, with a  food
and farming focus. Lots of resources, places to visit,
and search results can be emailed to your desk.
 
 
 
For Mammals look at…
 
Our WLGF pages starting here
 
The People’s Trust for Endangered Species
Register first, then good for stag beetles as well
 
 
The Mammal Society
Fact sheets on all native and non-native British
mammals
 
 
Bat Conservation Trust
Education pack
See also their About Bats section
 
 
 
For Reptiles and Amphibians…
 
Our WLGF pages on amphibians and reptiles
 
Amphibian and Reptile Groups UK
KS1 KS2 resource packs and more
 
 
Froglife
Pond info, survey guides, and an
inter-generational memory project
 
 
 
 
For insects…
 
Buglife
Fact and colouring sheets, lesson plans
and practical guides
 
 
 
For some other great wildlife science projects…
 
See our surveys page here
 
The Big Garden Birdwatch
For schools as well as homes
 
 
OPAL
Important survey packs and other resources
 
 
Polli:Nation
Lots of activity ideas and info related to plants
and insects
 
 
Big butterfly count
Great citizen science for schools
 
 
Wildlife Gardening resources for schools
Ruth Staples Rolfe       Learning through Landscapes   Reviewed by Steve Head
Activities and educational resources
 
The Wildlife Gardening Forum's colleagues have created a wide range of wildlife-linked educational materials. Here are a few of our favourites for you to use, starting with our favourite videos.
David Attenborough's video made for Learning through Landscapes.
 
In this short video David explains how increasing pupil numbers are putting pressure on school grounds, and explains how the green space around schools is such an important resource.
 
Click on the image to launch, and then you can make it full-screen.
Butterfly Conservation's Plant a Pot for Pollinators
 
All about helping pollinators by providing suitable flowering plants in pots. Look out for the humming-bird hawk moth!
 
Click on the image to launch, and then you can make it full-screen.
Team Candiru's Solitary bee film
 
 
 
Staggeringly good macro and timelapse photography showing the habits and life style of several common species.
 
Click on the image to launch, and then you can make it full-screen
Ideas for activities
 
For plants and gardening go to…
 
 
RHS School Gardening
 
An immense amount of practical information
of activities, projcts, how-to guides, lesson plans,
seasonal ideas and teacher courses
 
 
Garden Organic home page
 
Lots of great information and ideas on games,
activities, construction and other projects,
posters and booklets.
 
 
For all aspects of outdoor education...
 
Green Space Education Pack
Written by Annie Massey for the Our Green Space Project - a wonderfully complete guide to activities, preparation, risk assessment and more.
 
For general wildlife look at…
 
Wildlife Trusts
 
Guidance for Wildlife Watch clubs, with information
on habitats, animals, plants and activities
 
RSPB
 
Sections for children and teachers, activity challenges,
free visits to centres, lesson plans, resources
(More resources from RSPB at TES here
 
 
Countryside classroom
 
A website by a consortium project, with a  food
and farming focus. Lots of resources, places to visit,
and search results can be emailed to your desk.
 
 
 
For Mammals look at…
 
Our WLGF pages starting here
 
The People’s Trust for Endangered Species
 
Register first, then good for stag beetles as well
 
 
The Mammal Society
 
Fact sheets on all native and non-native British
mammals
 
 
Bat Conservation Trust
 
Education pack
See also their About Bats section
 
 
 
For Reptiles and Amphibians…
 
Our WLGF pages on amphibians and reptiles
 
Amphibian and Reptile Groups UK
 
KS1 KS2 resource packs and more
 
 
Froglife
 
Pond info, survey guides, and an
inter-generational memory project
 
 
 
For insects…
 
Buglife
 
Fact and colouring sheets, lesson plans
and practical guides
 
 
 
For some other great wildlife science projects…
 
See our surveys page here
 
The Big Garden Birdwatch
 
For schools as well as homes
 
 
OPAL
 
Important survey packs and other resources
 
 
Polli:Nation
 
Lots of activity ideas and info related to plants
and insects
 
 
Big butterfly count
 
Great citizen science for schools
 
 
Wildlife Gardening resources for schools
Ruth Staples Rolfe       Learning through Landscapes   Reviewed by Steve Head
Activities and educational resources
 
The Wildlife Gardening Forum's colleagues have created a wide range of wildlife-linked educational materials. Here are a few of our favourites for you to use, starting with our favourite videos.
 
David Attenborough's video made for Learning through Landscapes.
In this short video David explains how increasing pupil numbers are putting pressure on school grounds, and explains how the green space around schools is such an important resource.
 
 
Butterfly Conservation's Plant a Pot for Pollinators
All about helping pollinators by providing suitable flowering plants in pots. Look out for the humming-bird hawk moth!
 
Team Candiru's Solitary bee film
Staggeringly good macro and timelapse photography showing the habits and life style of several common species.