Experience the great outdoors and learn about nature
Below is a short series of downloadable resources, inspired by our projects and programmes, to help inspire children to get outside, exploring, and learning about nature and wildlife.
Outdoor learning along the Cotswold Way
This resource has been designed for Lower KS2 Science – ‘Plants, living things and their habitats’. It is also a great resource for home educators and other groups who work with children aged 7-9 years.
These three lesson plans have been designed to enable you as educators to teach your pupils the requirements from the Science National Curriculum for Lower Key Stage Two.
Click on the link below to download the Young Cotswold Way Explorers discovery pack and lesson plans.
The animation below can be used during classroom sessions to encourage discussion around habitats, seasons, and natural cycles.
Glorious Cotswold Grasslands
During our arts competition in 2021, we produced a fun, colourful, and engaging arts pack for Key Stages 1 & 2 to help school children and learn all about wildflower meadows. Download the free schools art pack here.
Download our new Aquatic Life in the River Evenlode wildlife ID guide here.
The guide is a wonderfully detailed illustrated guide to wildlife along the river Evenlode: birds, mammals, insects, and amphibians – the guide highlights what you might be likely to find on the banks of the river, in the water, and in the surrounding riverbank habitats. A great way to get youngsters wildlife spotting!