Go Wild at Your School

Go Wild at Your School

Outreach programmes for Foundation, KS1 & 2

Why not ‘Go Wild’ in your school grounds with your local Wildlife Trust?

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Scouting and Guiding groups

The Wildlife Trusts, the National Trust and the Natural History Museum are supporting the Cub Naturalists Activity Badge and are providing exciting new resources to encourage Cub Scouts to get outdoors and explore nature.

Many of these resources are also suitable for other groups, such as Scouts and Brownies, to enable them to achieve similar badges, such as the Wildlife Explorer Badge.

My Wild Neighbourhood

Photo by Phillip Shaw Hamilton

Thank you to The Southern Co-operative who are helping local children discover nature by supporting our Nature Tots programme in Berkshire!

With the help of The Southern Co-operative, the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust is helping families to get outside and explore our wild neighbourhoods. Whether you live in a town or the country there are new wildlife experiences waiting to be discovered right on your doorstep. Spending time in green spaces makes us happier and healthier - and best of all is good fun.

Discover more and share your experiences on Twitter at #MyWildNeighbourhood.

Education centres

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Our environmental education centres offer great opportunities for children and adults to learn about the natural world.

There has never been a more important time to take children outdoors to enjoy and reconnect with the natural world. Our education programmes take a ‘head, heart and hands’ approach to teaching knowledge and understanding of the connections, cycles and needs of life.

We provide high-quality indoor and outdoor resources, including varied teaching spaces, specialist science equipment and a diversity of habitats. Sessions are enjoyable, inspiring, exciting and fun.  

A day with your local Wildlife Trust provides an unforgettable experience for all children and helps to consolidate learning done at school.

Our education centres are very popular, so early booking is always recommended.


Woolley Firs, Berkshire
Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre

Discover our education centre developed from an historic stable block on a 300-year old farm. The woodland is managed to encourage species such as stag beetle and brown long-eared bat and we provide havens for wildlife on the agricultural land.

Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre

College Lake, Buckinghamshire
College Lake Environmental Education Centre

Explore our beautiful reserve, watch out for the wildlife that makes its home in the varied habitats of wetland, chalk grassland and woodland. Discover that whatever the season, College Lake is the ideal place for learning.

College Lake Environmental Education Centre


Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire
Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre

Experience nature on our beautiful 19-acre nature reserve. With woodland, meadows, ponds and a wildlife garden, Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre is an exhilarating green space for your pupils to enjoy.

Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre

Nature Discovery Centre, Berkshire
Nature Discovery Centre

Discover that whatever the season, The Nature Discovery Centre is the ideal place to visit for a day of learning outside the classroom. Our schools programme provides exciting hands-on opportunities for children to experience a magical learning adventure.

Nature Discovery Centre

Use Google Maps to get directions to any of BBOWT's education centres.


Buy bird food from Vine House Farm

Feeding garden birds by northeastwildlife.co.uk

Vine House Farm is no ordinary bird food supplier. The farm is managed in a wildlife-friendly way and as much bird food as possible is grown in the local area and packaged on-site.

What’s more, 5% of every purchase made by a customer living in our area is donated to BBOWT.

To order online, visit the Vine House Farm website or telephone 01775 63020.

Join Wildlife Watch

Start discovering your local wildlife!

To join the Wildlife Watch scheme please use our secure online direct debit form or call our Membership team on 01865 788300.

A-Z of Wildlife

Photo of Lapwing

Name: Lapwing

Scientific name: Vanellus vanellus

Category: Wading birds

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