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City Nature Challenge UK 2022: Information 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 on the 29th April - 2nd May 2022!

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City Nature Challenge Poster

Download a poster on how to use iNaturalist to share in your local greenspace, office or place of education.

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Invertebrate Identification Guide

Invertebrates are animals without a backbone. They come in many shapes, sizes and colours. This chart covers what you are most likely to find during an OPAL survey: insects, arachnids, molluscs, myriapods and crustaceans.

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The Great Mini Beast hunt

Choose an outside space in which to carry out a mini-beast hunt. This should take between 30-60 minutes. Look for as many mini-beasts as you can and record all the creatures you find!

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Woodland Trust Nature Detectives

Tree-mendous! How many of these trees can you find in your local area?

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Simple how to take part guide

Download a simple guide on how to use iNaturalist to share in your local greenspace, office or place of education.

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City Nature Challenge Lesson Plan for KS1

Resources for Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7)

Download the lesson plan for KS1 pupils, 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 5-7, 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.

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City Nature Challenge Lesson Plan for KS2

Resources for Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11)

Download the lesson plan for KS2 pupils, 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 7-11, 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.

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City Nature Challenge Lesson Plans for KS3

Resources for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)

Download two lesson plans for KS3 students, 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 11-14, 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.

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