National Education Nature Park: Schools urged to sign-up

Schools in England are being encouraged to sign up to the National Education Nature Park initiative which has gone live this week.
Nature Park: Students from one of the National Education Nature Park pilot schools survey flora and fauna in their local area (Image: Natural History Museum)

Part of the Department for Education’s Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy (DfE, 2022), the initiative is aimed at developing young people’s green skills and enhancing their understanding of biodiversity and knowledge of climate change.

At the same time, activities undertaken via the initiative will improve the biodiversity and sustainability of the school estate and support the teaching of climate education.

It is being run by the Natural History Museum and the Royal Horticultural Society among other partners and national roll-out launched this week after a successful pilot project in selected schools.

The initiative will see students taking on a range of activities and projects, including building rain gardens, installing bird boxes, and growing pollinator-friendly plants.

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