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All schools, nurseries and colleges in England can join the National Education Nature Park. This is a new programme to provide teachers and other educators with resources, support and guidance to deliver nature education across the curriculum. The programme is free and is applicable for all schools and settings, regardless of outdoor or green space on their site.
The National Education Nature Park has been designed to meet curriculum goals, develop educator skills and confidence, contribute to nature recovery as well as improve wellbeing. Taking part in the programme will also help in completing the biodiversity element of the Department for Education’s initiative for Climate Action Plans in all education settings.
The programme itself does not provide funding but it includes a library of free resources and a useful overview of grant schemes that schools can apply to for biodiversity projects, outdoor learning and tree planting activities.