RSPB’s Wild Challenge
RSPB’s Wild Challenges are designed to encourage young people to experience and help nature through a series of activities ranging from creating habitat heaps to going on a minibeast safari, each activity is easily adaptable and comes with resources to support. You can complete the activities as a class, year group or whole school and it is completely free to register. Schools can then work towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. Upon completion, each pupil, class or year group will receive certificates and stickers and the activities can be completed with a new class or year group each year, saving on planning.
You can register for RSPB’s Wild Challenge here.
Each year the RSPB also conducts The Big School’s Birdwatch, turning young people into conservation scientists helping to track the ups and downs of birds in every corner of the UK.
You can find out more about the RSPB’s Big School’s Birdwatch here.
The BLUE Campaign was founded by wildlife film maker Fergus Beeley in 2014 to address the decline in biodiversity across the UK. The campaign is as simple as setting aside a small part of your grounds to grow throughout the summer and studying the plants and insects in this area. Brilliant for nurseries as even the smallest area can seem like a vast wilderness to youngsters!
Find out more about the BLUE Campaign here.
WWF’s Adopt an Animal
You could raise funds to adopt an animal through the WWF or other charities. Often, when you adopt an animal you receive a free cuddly toy – sending this cuddly toy home with a different child to look after each week is a great idea leading to a discussion on how we can care for their wild relatives in the natural world.
Adopt an Animal
Biodiversity Topic Winner, Eco-Schools Award Ceremony
Read about Heswall Primary School’s project ‘Extinction is Forever,’ the project that won Eco-Schools first ever Biodiversity Topic Award at the Eco-Schools National Award Ceremony 2019.
Read about Heswall’s Extinction is Forever campaign