Module 1

Habitat Explorer - what habitats do you have on your school grounds?

A habitat is a place that an animal lives.

There are many different kinds of habitats for all different types of animals, and each is unique to ensure that the animals have everything they need to survive such as food, water, and shelter. Seabirds often choose their habitats to be on islands. Can you think why that might be? Yes, because they have access to plenty of food such as sandeels, fish, and squid, plus they can build their nests to incubate their eggs and rear their young in relative safety.

To help you understand how different habitats suit different creatures, we will start right here in your school grounds! How many different habitats do you have in your school grounds? Which are best for wildlife? This is a practical science activity that could be undertaken at any stage of learning about habitats and is part of RSPB’s Wild Challenge Awards scheme.

Module 1

Habitat Explorer - what habitats do you have on your school grounds?

Wc roundel blue 308x308 EDIT

Are you doing this activity as part of your Wild Challenge? Take a look at your progress and go for gold!

This activity supports the following subject: Science.

Step 1

Think about the type of habitats that animals like to live in. Have a class discussion about where you might find the most animal life and why.

Step 2

You may want to make a map of your local area showing where the different habitats are. Visit the RSPB Wild Challenge website for some free resources.

Step 3

Don't forget to tell RSPB when you have completed the activity to help earn your Wild Challenge award! RSPB will ask for you to upload a photo to show you have completed this activity

Step 4

Use the 'Mark as complete' button at the top of the RSPB Wild Challenge Award page to tell us you've completed your activity. You'll need to show what you did by uploading a photo of the children exploring the habitats, a photo of recording sheet and photo of mapped habitats.

Module 1

Icebreaker The Bird Name Game - exploring local dialects

Module 1

Outdoor Game Migration & Nesting Game - a fast and fun role play game


All modules

Module 1


An introduction to biosecurity and why it matters. Includes outdoor games

Module 2


Researching seabirds including tasks, model building and games

Module 3


How to help seabirds including games, treasure hunts and identifying tracks

Module 4


Setting a design challenge and biodiversity action planning

Module 5


Groups present and evaluate ideas including news-reading, games and writing

Module 6


Spreading the word including stories, map activity and games