Exploring urban nature - resources for schools

A school group examining nature in an urban garden space

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.

Activities are designed for students aged 11 to 14 and linked to Key Stage 3 of the English national curriculum. (Links are listed in this document DOCX 25KB.)

The resources are split out below into themes. You can also download all the activities in one master document (PDF 1.9MB)

Activities suitable for home schooling/remote learning

The following resources, detailed in this document (DOCX 19KB), are particularly useful if you are teaching remotely or home schooling:

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