Making the classroom wild

School group standing with their bug hotelBug hotel!

Devon Wildlife Trust believes that every childhood should be wild!

It’s why we work in schools across the county teaching young people about the beauty, fun and importance of wildlife and wild places.

Perhaps your school could go wild?

  • We offer a school visit service where we can supply talks, assemblies and lessons, along practical help in designing school grounds. Our people inspire in the use wildlife as a learning tool and aim to make a real difference to your pupils and your local wildlife.
  • Wildlife champions at  the yearly conferenceWe run a flagship project, Wildlife Champions, which is creating a network of ‘wildlife councils’ in schools where children are empowered to make changes in their school grounds and local communities. Networks already exist in Exeter, Plymouth and East Devon with more planned.
  • Our Marine Education programme at Wembury Marine centre has been supporting learning for more 20 years. It provides an unrivalled place to allow young people experience first-hand the secrets of the seashore and to get up close with life in a rockpool.

School group rake the ground ready for planting Taking the next step

If you’re a teacher, parent or pupil take the next step to making your school a wilder place. Contact us on 01392 279244 or email

Do you belong to a school community in Exeter?

If you are a teacher, governor, pupil or parent/guardian connected to a school in Exeter then discover the ways we can help with our Exeter School's Project, supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery