Useful education links
Royal Holloway University of London- Insect Restaurants
Gardening for bees, butterflies and beetles. This resource is intended for use by children in years 4 through 9, at school or at home.
Scottish Beaver Trial learning zone
PTES grant recipients have produced a series of downloadable resources to support the conservation project. These range from writing newspaper reports to designing beaver habitats. There are plenty of activities to use which are suitable for a variety of different ages. For each activity there is a teacher information sheet, student activity sheet and, where appropriate, an answer sheet.
RHS Campaign for School Gardening
The RHS Campaign for School Gardening aims to encourage and support schools to develop and actively use a school garden. Over 13,000 schools are already joined the campaign and are enjoying the benefits. It’s free to take part and registered schools receive a start up kit, rewards and certificates, advice, free seeds, access to training days and more.
The British Ecological Society has published an attractive wall chart, as part of their Developing School Grounds series, and in partnership with Hedgelink, which provides teachers and their students with an excellent introduction to the importance of hedges and their plant and animal inhabitants.
Hedgelink, a partnership that brings everyone interested in educating people and conserving hedgerows together, have a variety of online and downloadable educational resources. Their new ‘Hedgerows’ educational package has been designed to help children learn about hedgerows, and teachers to teach about them. It is aimed at children aged between 7 and 11, at Key Stage 2, and is closely linked to the primary curriculum.
Action for Nature run an International Eco-Hero award scheme to honor the work of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have done creative environmental projects. The winners of AFN’s International Young Eco-Hero Awards program receive a cash prize and a special certificate, as well as public recognition on their website and elsewhere.