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An opportunity for students and teachers from schools across Nottinghamshire to learn  about nature and how to care for it through science and research.  

Urban Nature Project


The Urban Nature Project (UNP) is working in museums across the country to connect teachers and young people aged 9 - 14 to their local nature, and to environmental issues globally. At Ignite!, we are supporting Nottingham City Museums and Galleries to engage schools in the programme at Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey and Nottingham Castle. 


The project has a particular focus on creating opportunities for those identified as having a low connection to nature. UNP hopes to inspire the next generation to care for the nature that surrounds them and delivers training for teachers at participating schools. 

Get Involved

Taking part in the project gives schools access to:

  • Curriculum linked resources

  • Hands-on outdoor workshops for pupils at the museums

  • Take part in a community science project

  • Ecologists will visit schools to lead a workshops

  • Pupils will be invited to visit the museums 

  • Teacher training led by ecologists 

  • A celebration event bringing together all participating schools at the end of the project


The Project is fully funded and completely free of charge for schools to take part in. The 2023/24 academic year is the last year that this project is confirmed to be taking place. Get in touch for more information. 

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