The Living Coast – a UNESCO designated world biosphere region including important local chalk grassland and shingle coast habitats and the balance of people and nature living within the area.  Connect to relevant school resources here

Local Experts

South Downs National Park Authority – the Learning Zone provides local learning resources, travel grants, webinar recordings and links to local providers.  Subscribe to their schools newsletter by emailing [email protected]

Sussex Wildlife Trust – local charity championing wildlife and natural places in Sussex and inspiring people to take action for nature.  Services to schools and a wildlife information and advice line available

Brighton & Hove’s Wildlife Forum – working to protect, enhance, celebrate and increase awareness of habitats and species special to Brighton & Hove

Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre – holds the biodiversity records from Sussex.  You can request information from them.

Wilding Waterhall – for free school visits to a golf course which is being rewilded, contact [email protected]

Also try local ‘friends’ of groups, connected to local greenspaces

Birds, Butterflies and Bees

Save Our Starlings  – local artists raising awareness of Brighton’s incredible starling murmurations and the plight of starlings due to habitat loss, pollution and lack of food.  They have 300 starling boxes donated to schools, parks and community spaces to help boost the starling flock.  A wonderful starling assembly is available for Brighton & Hove schools – email [email protected] to be sent a copy

Sussex Butterfly Conservation

Brighton & Lewes beekeeepers – email their education officer on [email protected]


Hedgehog Rescue (Hangleton)

Rogers Wildlife Rescue


Wildflower Conservation Society – based at Stanmer Park, this organisation collects and propagates local wildflowers for local projects

Special Branch – tree nursery at Stanmer Park

Brighton Permaculture Trust at Stanmer Park


Wild Coast Sussex – local project offering wild beach sessions, training and online resources for schools

Sussex Dolphin Project

Kelp Restoration Project – more info here 

Our Sea Forest – short film showing kelp recovery in Sussex through the eyes of a 74 year old freediver Eric Smith