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Children doing Big Schools' Birdwatch

Image: David McHugh

Nature is in trouble - millions of people are stepping up to help, and everyone's small steps make a big difference.

We hope to support your teaching with relevant resources and ideas to actively engage your class or group.

We are passionate about getting young people outside and experiencing nature first-hand. From your school grounds to special places further afield, we can provide something that meets your needs.

By exploring this page, you will see how easy it is to step up and instil a love of nature in your students through our resources and activities. If you'd like to let us know how your school has stepped up or share your thoughts and ideas, you can let us and other educators know about it on our online community. We'd love to hear from you!

Living Classrooms

Get your class or group exploring the natural world at one of our field teaching sites across the UK. With over 30 Living Classrooms for you to choose from, we bring learning to life to a site near you. More...

Living Classrooms

Big Schools' Birdwatch

Be part of the world's biggest birdwatch. Run every year in January and February Big Schools' Birdwatch is a free activity for schools throughout the UK. More...

Big Schools' Birdwatch

Wildlife Action Awards for Schools

Get your whole school involved in our Wildlife Action Awards. More...

Wildlife Action Awards for Schools

Help our rockhoppers

Can you help our rockhopper penguins? We need to solve the mystery of why they declining before it's too late. More...

Help our rockhoppers

About WildSquare

Wildsquare is your chance to explore nature's best bits. Find out what happens to the nature on your doorstep and discover some of the wild world's secrets... More...

Your school grounds

There are lots of steps you can take at school without us. Any practical action that helps nature counts. This section contains suitable resources for you to encourage wildlife by creating places for them to feed, bathe and live. More...

Your school grounds

Teaching resources

Our online resources are linked to the four national curricula/guidelines and are targeted at five age groups. More...

Teaching resources

More for your students

RSPB Kids is our website for children, containing curriculum-linked activities, fun games and useful learning materials More...

More for your students

Become part of our Learning community

Get the latest news from our education team and take part in discussions.

Become part of our learning community

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    LOTC brochure (70Kb PDF)
    The RSPB supports the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto, and its aim that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances. Download this brochure to find out more.