Lesson Plans

child and snail photo by Emma Bradshaw

Getting Close to Wildlife photo by Emma Bradshaw

Exploring nature is a wonderful opportunity for children of all ages. It gives them the opportunity to discover the world around them. They are able to experience new sounds, new textures and new feelings. Many children excel in outdoor education who may not enjoy the indoor classroom.

This page has many lesson plans for you to download and use as required. Please feel free to adapt them as you feel appropriate. Most of the ideas are not unique to The Wildlife Trust but have been inspired and developed by countless environmental educationalists and are well used by many conservation and education organisations.

Each lesson plan has been linked to the curriculum but a trip to a local nature reserve or into your own school grounds can also be used to emphasis your Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Framework.

You can download all our Worksheets and use them to accompany the activities.

Lesson Plans

Our lesson plans are suitable for key stage 1 and 2. If you have any other suggestions then please let us know.

KS1 Discovering the Seasons

Discovery Lesson Plan

Environmental Games Lesson Plan

Minibeast Lesson Plan

Pond Lesson Plan

KS2 Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan

KS2 Un-Nature Trail Lesson Plan

Woodland Lesson Plan

Cynlluniau Gymraeg

Llwbr Darganfod

Gemau Amgylcheddol

Helfa Sborion

Trychfilod Bychain

These educational pages have been created with funding from The North Gower Woodlands Project. The North Gower Woodlands Project is a joint venture between the Llanrhidian Community Hall Trust Limited, The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales and the City and County of Swansea. The project brings together several existing woodlands in rural north Gower. The project has created opportunities for people, especially children, who do not normally have ready access to the countryside to learn about and connect with a biodiverse rural environment and provide opportunities for the health-beneficial use and enjoyment of the woodlands for individuals, groups and families.