City Nature Challenge Resources
Guidance for Schools, Home Educators and Youth Groups
Does Bristol have more birds than Brighton? Cardiff more chestnuts than Coventry? Manchester more minibeasts than Middlesbrough? Help us find out by taking part in City Nature Challenge between Fri 30 April – Mon 3 May!
For information on how to take part, activity ideas and resources, download the City Nature Challenge Information For Schools and Educators.
City Nature Challenge Lesson Plans
Check out lesson plans, packed full of activity ideas! The resources will teach children the basics of biological recording using the mobile phone app iNaturalist and how to take part in the City Nature Challenge.
The resources are designed for children aged 5-14, and include activities that can be done in the school grounds, at home, or during a daily walk.
All the plants and animals that are recorded on the iNaturalist app will help local and national conservation work.
Download 1: A guide for observing nature (pdf)
Download 2: iNaturalist Key Stage 1 Lesson Plan (pdf)
Download 3. iNaturalist Key Stage 2 lesson Plan (pdf)
Resources for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)
Download 4: A KS3 guide for observing nature (pdf)
Download 6: iNaturalist Key Stage 3 Lesson 1 (pdf)
Download 7: iNaturalist Key Stage 3 Lesson 2 (pdf)
Posters and how to guides
Download a poster or simple guide on how to use iNaturalist to share in your local greenspace, office or place of education.
Guides to spotting wildlife
Looking for guides on what to find or tips on how to record wildlife? Take a look at some of the guides from City Nature Challenge organisers from across the country:
Taking part in City Nature Challenge
Need more info?
- Check out our FAQs here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Look out for the UK programme of virtual events, mini missions and activities – coming soon!
- Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @festofnature for more resources and City Nature Challenge activities
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action. Reg Charity 1123432