Merseyside BioBank aims to raise awareness about the fascinating wildlife and habitats found across Merseyside. We have some incredible biodiversity in our area and education will play a vital role in helping to conserve it for future generations.

We want to connect students to the natural world around them - this includes school grounds and green spaces within the wider community. Our website provides information and free educational resources to support schools and colleges to get involved with recording wildlife in their local environment.

How to get involved in recording at your school!

We have annual surveys and specific recording opportunities during the academic year. Our big wildlife recording event takes place in the summer term and we want schools across Merseyside to get involved! You can request your copy of our Schools' Wildlife Recording Pack by telephoning 0151 737 4150, or emailing - Free to all schools on Merseyside.The resources include information on birds, invertebrates and plants and can be used throughout the school year.

If you would like to download your free copy now click here

Summer Term - Take part in our Schools' Wildlife Recording Event - download your free education pack from the above link or telephone: 0151 737 4150 to request your free hard copy (only available to schools from Merseyside).

Spring Term - Involve your school in our Amphibian Survey and help us to find out valuable information about the amphibians found in school grounds.

Autumn Term - Get involved with a bird survey, or search through the leaf litter for invertebrates. Autumn is also a great time of year for a Spider Search Schools can also contribute to the Mammal Atlas for North Merseyside and West Lancashire.

We would like records of mammals that you have seen in and around your school grounds, throughout the year. If you would like to join our mailing list to receive information about current recording opportunities, please email us:

Welcome to Newly Qualified Teachers!

To help and support Newly Qualified teachers we have produced an introductory pack containing all the basic information needed to begin Wildife Recording. Wildlife Recording can be used in a wide range of cross-currlcular activities, allowing your pupils to experience the natural environment at first hand and providing many inspirational opportunities to enjoy learning 'outside the classroom'. Wildife Recording For NQTs (part one - zipped 2.5kb) (part two - zipped 2.3kb)