How the Nature Park works

By joining, your school, nursery or college becomes part of a vast network of spaces working together to boost nature in education

A student uses a tablet to take a photo of a tree

This initiative gives children and young people the opportunity to lead the way in mapping, monitoring and enhancing their spaces for nature. 

Just England's primary and secondary schools alone cover an area roughly twice the size of Birmingham! An online map will visualise the collective difference that everyone's individual actions are making for nature across the country.

The National Education Nature Park programme will provide the support and guidance needed to make this happen, and has broken down the Nature Park journey into five key steps: 

A diagram outlining the Nature Park process


You'll find this icon displayed on any resources in our resource library that contribute directly to each of these steps.

Nature Park process

Finding hidden nature

Getting started

Start your Nature Park journey by getting your whole setting on board and trying out some quick activities


Get started