British Naturalists’ Association

The National Body for Naturalists



According to the DfES in their 'Learning Outside the Classroom' Manifesto', "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."

With the Growing Schools programme encouraging teachers from all schools to use the outdoor classroom, both within and beyond the school grounds, there is a huge emphasis on taking learning outdoors. The BNA has been encouraging outdoor field work since its inception.

Our local branches are able to provide assistance with workshops, lectures, and special events intended for an adult and/or family audience. Some of our members are also able to offer field visits and workshops at various sites tied to core curriculum subjects.

The BNA recently participated with a London School, under a Royal Society Partnership grant, which enabled two of our Fellows to make eight visits to the school and undertake with the pupils field investigations in a small wood within the grounds.

On a less ambitious scale the BNA is able to find from among its membership people willing to help on smaller projects. These have to be arranged on an individual basis to suit the requirements of the school so if you are interested please contact our PRO, HERE, in the first instance.

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