The National Education Nature Park empowers young people to make a positive difference to both their own and nature’s future, through creating a network of green spaces in schools, nurseries and colleges across the country.

Young people lead the way in taking action to boost biodiversity on their learning sites, by improving their space for nature and their learning community, with the collective difference they are making displayed on a national map. As well as contributing to nature recovery, the programme is designed to develop young people’s digital and green skills and enhance their wellbeing through connection to nature. All schools, nurseries and colleges in England can join the Nature Park. You can register here.

Resources for Children’s Mental Health Week

It’s Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week this week (5-11 February), and we’ve got some free resources linked to nature and wellbeing that can support your teaching. From imagining the outdoors from the perspective of wildlife in our Points of view activity to designing a plant, our activities help learners to observe and notice details about their environment, as well as develop empathy for other living things.

Check them out

Visions for the Nature Park in 2024

The beginning of the year can often be a time to pause and reflect, as the months ahead lie before us full of possibility and opportunities. During the first month of 2024, lots of schools have been making the most of the winter season by taking part in the Write a vision statement activity, where pupils come together to create a shared vision for what they want their Nature Park to be like. Read more

This month’s Nature Park webinar

This month, we’ll be exploring how nature can help improve the wellbeing of young people, and how the Nature Park resources have been created to foster connection to nature in learners.

Join us on Wednesday 28 February, 16.15-16.45. Register here

Catch up on past webinars

Our monthly webinars are uploaded to the Nature Park website, so you can watch them in your own time and share with others. Last month, we talked through the ‘grey to green’ improvements you can make on your learning site, including how to get the right people on board. Watch here