iNaturalist

Which city on Earth has the most wildlife and the most nature loving citizens? That was the focus of City Nature Challenge and the Bristol Natural History Consortium who's aim was to show the world how amazing the UK is for people and nature by joining an epic contest: to discover and record as much wildlife as possible over 4 days.

In 2018, 65 cities on five continents, including three city regions across the UK, joined in the race by sending in their wildlife sightings. Observations counted towards local, national and international efforts to learn about and protect regions’ amazing wildlife.

Our challenge was to design a series of lesson plans making the challenge accessible and curriculum relevant to schools. The resources are appropriate for Key Stage 1Key Stage 2 and 3, are immensely practical and show how well technology and learning outside can combine for accelerated learning.

"It was a pleasure working with Clare and Jo to develop both primary and secondary teaching resources for our wildlife citizen science project. With a quick turnaround and excellent quality, curriculum linked outputs the really hit the brief on the nose and we were thrilled with the results."

Savita Wilmott, Chief Exec, BNHC

Images courtesy of Bristol Natural History Consortium

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