Identification charts

  • Wildlife Watch – a variety of spotter / identification sheets
  • Click on the icons below to download identification sheets and other resources to support curriculum work on habitats.

plant identification minibeast resources pond-life resources

Marine Resources

Biodiversity Citizen Science

  • The Buzz Club – join in biodiversity and gardening projects with the University of Sussex
  • What’s under your feet? – March, June, October.  Citizen Science project for schools researching relationship between climate, number of invertebrates and bird populations.  Teaching resources available.

Local Biodiversity

  • The Habitats & Species of Brighton & Hove
    PowerPoint presentations and teachers notes showcasing our local biodiversity. Find out ‘What’s so special about the habitats and species of Brighton & Hove?’ with these downloadable PowerPoints featuring beautiful images of local wildlife. These presentations are designed to support the teaching of the science curriculum and come with comprehensive teachers’ notes linking local wildlife with curriculum objectives. The first two PowerPoints are suitable for KS1, 2 and 3 and designed to be adapted by teachers to suit their curricular needs; the other two are shorter and designed for specific year groups: Y2 and Y5.

Habitats powerpoint presentation  Species-powerpoint 

  • Foodchains & Lifecycles – with teachers notes. Please read the teachers’ notes for your chosen PowerPoint, which are packed with supplementary information to support teachers to inspire pupils to value and protect our local species and habitats.

y2 food chains  Y5 life cycles

habitats teachers notes  species teachers notes 

   y2 food chains teachers notes  Y5 life cycles teachers notes

  • Under the sea in Brighton & Hove – Find out about the amazing habitats of our local seas.


  • Elm Trees – information on Brighton’s renowned Elm tree collection and the threat they face
  • Windows on our World – find out about our local biodiversity in The Living Coast (Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere Reserve)

Other resources

  • Tree Tools for Schools – tree activity ideas, identification and resources from The Woodland Trust + information on Free Trees for Schools and planting guides.