Working with Schools

Wildlife Trusts’ teams support and enhance learning in thousands of schools each year. We have accessible and inspiring locations, experienced dedicated staff and great community links.

Our excellent track record is one of providing inspirational, effective learning experiences for schools’ staff and pupils at every level and across a huge range of subjects. Wildlife Trusts have been welcoming school parties onto our nature reserves for more than 50 years!


Last year over 170,000 students visited a Wildlife Trust with their school

The nature and extent of Trusts’ work supporting formal sector learning is decided locally. Examples of the type of work carried out by Wildlife Trusts includes improving school grounds for wildlife, guided visits to nature reserves, providing resources for educators, Forest Schools, school membership schemes, visits to schools and more.

  • find your local Trust and contact them to find out
    what they can offer
  • If you would like to talk to someone at a UK or
    England-wide level please email us
     

What do we do?

 
Examples of our work

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Scotland

Beaver Trial
teaching packs

Distributed to schools to educate about the project

 

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Avon

Trout and About

Placing developing trout eggs in tanks in classrooms to educate about freshwater ecology 

 

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Yorkshire

Undersea Explorers

Brings the North Sea to children by educating in swimming pools  

 

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Sussex

Whole School Inset

Trust visits to school grounds to facilitate outdoor learning 

 

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Berks, Bucks & Oxon

Science and Geography links

a number of programmes, each of which can be tailored to the age and ability of a group.

 

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Essex

Forest School

A minimum of six regular sessions in a local area of woodland 

 

 

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London

Green Schools

Resource packs providing advice on school grounds greening and offering wildlife sessions at school 

 

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Essex

Green Bunch

Conservation Work Parties for young people - an excellent way to take an active role in wildlife conservation on nature reserves  

 

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Bolton

BEAT

Working with young people in Bolton aged 11 to 14 - four activity sessions and four challenges, which could constitute practical conservation, a school grounds project or even making an environmentally themed film 

 

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Preston

Wild Side

A popular school holiday club for 8-14s to experience a real adventure during their school holidays. Activities include shelter making, fire lighting, woodland games, outdoor art and much more 

 

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