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.


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