Naturalist Activity Badge

  • Demonstrate your interest in the natural world by regularly taking part in relevant activities and using a variety of study and conservation techniques over a period of time. Show how you’ve improved and developed your skills.
  • Share skills in recording and observing the natural world with a group of young people.
  • Take an in-depth look at how human activity is affecting the natural world, particularly pollution, deforestation and new farming techniques.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of natural history terminology, particularly local animal and plant species along with other specialist words.


Naturalist Activity Badge Itinerary at Dartmoor Zoo

10:00 – Arrival, Introduction to the Zoo

10:30 – Zoo tour with focus on identification of wildlife

11:30 – Wildlife Identification session with talks on human impact

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – 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.