There’s so much to discover about nature on your doorstep.
Whether you live in a city or town, countryside or seaside, you will find all sorts of nature on your doorstep. Just like the scientists and researchers who have collected and studied our museum specimens, you too can become an Outdoor Explorer.
These resources will introduce the wonderful world of plant life and minibeasts with top tips to help you to get ready for an outdoor adventure and all you need to make your very own field notebooks.
Activities and resources have been designed for Outdoor Explorers aged 7+ years old, with adult supervision.
Outdoor Explorer Films
We have made some films for inspiration and with top tips to help you to study the plant life and minibeasts you find.
Outdoor Explorer Field Notebooks
Download and print the templates and use the instructions to create your own Outdoor Explorers field notebook
These resources were produced as part of the Cultural Explorers Programme, working with Armitage CE Primary School and interference-arts and funded by the University of Manchester’s Social Responsibility team.