Naturalist Activity Badge

  • With appropriate permission, spend at least one day at one of these locations and investigate the wildlife and plants found there:
  • Tell a knowledgeable adult what you discovered. Show them your field notes, sketches, photographs or maps.
  • Find out more about a plant, animal or particular wildlife from your chosen location.
  • Discuss what you found out, giving sources for information from places like museums, field guides or the internet.
  • Discuss how human activities or land management can affect wildlife.
    • woodland or parkland
    • down land
    • moor land
    • seashore or sand dune
    • hedgerow
    • roadside verge
    • stream, river or canal
    • small pond
    • wetland or marshland.


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.