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