Urban Nature Project

The Urban Nature Project is a Real World Science project through our partnership with the Natural History Museum.

The project aims to inspire, inform and empower teachers and students, aged 9-14, to go outdoors and get involved with the nature on their doorsteps.

Over the next three years, we’ll be connecting teachers and students with their local environment through teacher training and hands-on outdoor workshops.

We will be sharing resources to help students get outdoors, observe nature and ask their own scientific questions.

Some tiny plastic men are measuring a toadstool with a ladder.


Four of our venues will be running Urban Nature Project workshops:

Keep an eye out on the learning workshop section of our website to be the first to book your place.

Discover the hidden world of trees

To celebrate the launch of the Explore: Urban Nature project’s national learning programme, schools across the country can take part in a competition to investigate the health and ecosystems of their local trees.

Students aged 9-14 can take part by making observations of the species that call trees home, both friend and foe.

To find out more and to enter, visit the Discover the hidden world of trees page on the Natural History Museum’s website.

The deadline for submitting results to the competition is 11:59pm 1 October 2021.

A plastic miniature person is sat underneath a tree.

All images © Slinkachu (2020).

We thank all funders to the Urban Nature Project campaign so far, including those who wish to remain anonymous, for their generous support. We recognise the following funders for their exceptional contributions to the campaign:

Donors of the Urban Nature Project