Learning with nature

How have you used nature to learn since lockdown? Tell us and enter our competition for a chance to win books and other goodies!

How have you used nature to learn since lockdown?

Has a creature been your teacher? Sat on a park bench to learn French? Counted moths to help your maths?

Show us how you’ve been using nature to learn while you’ve been at home. We want to see your stories, diary entries, drawings, collages, photos, poems…whatever you like, get creative!

We’ve got loads of prizes and we’ll publish the winners in our membership magazine, The Niche!

Competition is open to all UK and international 16 and unders. All entries must be received by 10:00 BST, Monday 13th July.

You can submit your entries by email to theniche@britishecologicalsociety.org. Or tag us in your submissions on social media, @BritishEcolSoc #LearningWithNature.

But before you do, ensure you and your parent/guardian have read the guidelines (in the orange box below) – this includes very important information to make sure your entry is counted!

What can I win?

We’ve got loads of cool prizes up for grabs with three age categories: Under 7s, 7 – 10 and 11 – 16.

One winner from each age category will be featured in the autumn edition of the BES magazine, The Niche, and online via the BES website and social media.

All winners will receive a copy of Amazing Islands by Sabrina Weiss and Kerry Hyndman, donated by What on Earth Books.

Embark on a breath-taking tour of over 100 islands found all around the world!

A winner from each age category will also receive the following prizes, donated by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species:

Under 7s: Rex London Mr Badger Lunch Bag Roomy lunch bag made from recycled plastics, Rex London Mr Badger Notebook A5 and set of British Mammal Fridge Magnets

7 – 10: Rex London Elvis the Elephant Lunch Bag, Rex London Elvis the Elephant Notebook A5 and Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard. A quirky funny adventure about the friendship between a boy and a beetle.

11 – 16: Britain’s Mammals: a concise guide by David Wembridge and Clare Poland Bowen, Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard, Seedball Seed Bombs and Creature Candy Mountain Hare Notebook A5

How do I enter?

It’s free to enter and you can do so by email or social media. Make sure you and your parent/guardian have read the guidelines which are here, and also linked below under ‘useful documentation’.

We can’t wait to see your creations!

Thank you to our partners: People’s Trust for Endangered Species and What on Earth Books.