Exploring Urban Nature - resources for schools

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On this page you'll find a variety of articles, videos and downloadable resources that can help support the teaching of curriculum-linked topics around the theme of urban nature.

The activities are designed to inspire young people to better understand urban biodiversity and the issues affecting their local environment. They have been created as part of the Explore: Urban Nature programme.

The resources are suited for students aged to 9-14 and are linked to KS2 and KS3 of the English national curriculum and the equivalent curricula of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The resources can be downloaded in one full set (PDF 16MB), and are also split out below individually by theme.

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Explore: Urban Nature

We’re challenging students across the UK to better understand the nature in our towns and cities. For ages 9-14.

We have teaching resources, regional workshops and teacher CPD.

Learning resources

A selection of resources to support Museum visits and classroom teaching.

Funding

We thank all funders to the Urban Nature Project campaign so far, including those who wish to remain anonymous, for their generous support. We recognise the following funders for their exceptional contributions to the campaign:

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