Exploring urban nature - resources for schools

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

Activities for home schooling/remote learning

The following resources, detailed in this document, are particulary useful if you are teaching remotely or home schooling:

Urban habitats

  • Explorer cards: Ecology and Fieldwork cards
  • Creating a field notebook
  • Urban Nature Act
  • Big ideas for urban nature

Climate change

  • Signs of the Seasons
  • Snakes and ladders
  • Measuring carbon in trees


  • Particulate matters
  • Pollution calculator
  • Smog marshmallows

Working Scientifically

  • Questions generation activities
  • Hypothesis stories