Naturalist Activity Badge

  • Learn how to identify six different living things from two of these categories;
    • Trees
    • Garden Birds
    • Water Birds
    • Minibeasts and Insects
    • Wild Flowers
    • Pond Dwellers
    • Fungi
    • Butterflies and Moths
  • Over three months, visit the same natural area at least four times. Take a note of the changes in the plants and wildlife that you see.
  • Create a piece of art using natural material.
  • Make a feeding station for birds.
  • Make a hedgehog, ladybird or bee house.


Naturalist Activity Badge Itinerary at Dartmoor Zoo

10:00 – Arrival, Introduction to the Zoo

10:30 – Zoo tour with focus on identification of trees and wild birds

11:30 – Bird feeder/Bug house building and placing

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Bark rubbing from trees identified on tour

13:45 – Pond dipping and identification of species

14:30 – Close encounters with Minibeasts

15:00 – End of day


This itinerary is an example of the sessions we provide, feel free to choose another activity from the list to put into the itinerary for your day.


For booking details or enquiries please contact the education team here.