Primary Education

Pupils around ants nest.


Schools provide important homes for wildlife and there are many benefits to involving children in recording wildlife in their school grounds, local nature reserves or green spaces.

These include;

  • Supporting & Enriching the National Curriculum

  • Connecting children with their local environment

  • Increasing awareness of the incredible plants and animals found on Merseyside

  • Fulfilling the biodiversity requirements of Eco- Schools and Sustainable Schools

  • Making the educational experience 'real'

For further help and advice please contact

Recording in Schools

We have a range of resources to help you and your pupils carry out wildlife surveys and develop identification and recording skills.

All downloadable resources

If you are already recording wildlife and habitats as part of your school curriculum we would like to hear from you. With your help we can make sure that the resources we produce can be best fitted to your needs.

National Curriculum links

Wildlife recording can be used to support all areas of the Primary curriculum and can provide many cross-curricular links. See our Education Downloads in the Library.

Making Education Real

Send your records into your Local Environmental Records Centre.

Merseyside BioBank

Court Hey Park,


L16 3NA

By sending your records into Merseyside BioBank, you and your students are contributing to the information that we hold on plants, animals and habitats in our local area. These records are used to help conserve local habitats and species.