Putting climate and nature at the heart of education

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. These free programmes provide educators with the resources, support and guidance needed to put climate and nature at the heart of education. 

Whether it's enhancing your site for people and wildlife through the Nature Park process, or using our growing library of quality-assured resources, join us in giving every child and young person in England the opportunity to develop a meaningful connection to nature, understand the threats it is facing, and take action for the planet.

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The National Education Nature Park

A growing network of nurseries, schools and colleges working together for nature. Register to join and add your site to the map.

The National Education Nature Park programme launched in autumn 2023 and continues to expand and evolve. More resources, training and support will come online as the programme develops over the next academic year and beyond.


Be a habitat hero this Outdoor Classroom Day!

Join us for a special mission as we become habitat heroes! On Outdoor Classroom Day (Thursday 23 May 2024) we’re calling on children and young people to be champions for nature and find homes for wildlife in schools, colleges and nurseries across the country! 


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Programme benefits

  • Supports the curriculum with free, high quality teaching and learning resources
  • Upskills and builds educator confidence
  • Contributes to nature recovery
  • Improves wellbeing
  • Adds to real scientific research
  • Supports Climate Action Plans

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Partners for nature

The programme is being developed by a partnership led by the Natural History Museum with the Royal Horticultural Society, supported by the Royal Society, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Manchester Metropolitan University, Learning Through Landscapes, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the National Biodiversity Network Trust. The partnership is working with Esri UK who are providing the digital mapping platform for the programme.

Collectively we are the UK’s leading institutions within our fields, with world-class expertise across schools and Higher Education, science research, and public engagement with nature. Responding to the urgency of the planetary emergency and the Department for Education's Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the way we teach climate education and support young people to act and increase biodiversity across England. 

Commissioned by the Department for Education

Sustainability and climate change strategy

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