Take action for the future of young people and nature

The National Education Nature Park and Climate Action Awards empower children and young people to make a positive difference to both their own and nature's future.

Go on a journey to get to know your outdoor space and use creative decision-making to improve your grounds for both people and nature. These free programmes provide all educators with the resources, support and guidance to embed climate and nature into learning in a way that suits your setting and learners.  

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What are the benefits of taking part?

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For young people

  • Build a connection to nature through discovery and learning
  • Improve physical and mental wellbeing through spending time outdoors
  • Feel empowered to voice their concerns and gain the vital skills needed to take action for their future
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For staff

  • Access free, high-quality resources and support to embed climate and nature across the curriculum
  • Develop skills and confidence in teaching in and about nature
  • Take part in activity that supports Climate Action Plans 
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For nature

  • New or improved green spaces in education settings across England for nature to thrive
  • Contribute to real scientific research into nature recovery, and boost biodiversity locally and across the country
  • Promotes caring for nature across generations

The National Education Nature Park

This map displays the growing network of nurseries, schools and colleges taking part in the Nature Park programme, working together to improve their sites for nature. If all education settings in the country took part, we could create a space twice the size of Birmingham for wildlife to thrive in. Add yourself to the map and register now

Be a habitat hero!

Get started and explore your site by finding homes for wildlife in your school, college or nursery


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Commissioned by the Department for Education

Sustainability and climate change strategy

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