Learning at home
Many of our activities that involve getting out into nature and learning about the natural world can be done in your garden or local green space. They can even be turned into lessons for a lot of different subjects.
Colours of nature activity
The outside world is full of colour and a great source of inspiration. This activity focuses on engaging with the natural colours we see, and the natural items we spot to create an art palette.
- Download our template or draw out a paint palette
- Cut out your palette (you may need an adult to help you)
- Look out of your window or go into your garden.
- For each different natural item you spot, either stick it to your paint palette or use a colour to represent that piece of nature. How many colours can you find in nature?
How Wild are we?
We need your help to create a baseline of the wildlife we have now so we can track our progress. We have a good range of records for our nature reserves and the spaces we manage, but we need you to tell us what wildlife you can see from your windows, what visits your balcony and what’s living in your garden. We have a range of citizen science surveys to complete. Turn them into lessons about science, maths, and English.
Marine Loans Box
Marine Loans kits are available for schools and groups to book to support learning about marine habitats and conservation of their local environment.
Marine Loan Box
Our kits contain all you need to deliver an engaging session at a local coastline or support a topic in class. We have Primary or Secondary Kits for visits to a coast, a Primary Indoor Kit with a teacher resource pack, books, DVDs and plastic mould sea creatures, and a Beach Clean Kit for organised litter picking events.
Kits are loaned at £30 for 3 weeks, subject to terms and conditions.
Milton Locks Discovery Box
Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, between January 2016 and June 2018, the Milton’s Hidden Seashore project worked to bring Milton Locks nature reserve back to the heart of the community. You can still visit with your school. Book a Discovery Box to help you with your visit, free to Portsmouth schools.
Wildlife Watch resources
Take action for wildlife, get creative and go wild with our fun activity sheets and resources.