How can I ‘capture’ nature?

The Basic Idea

Take photos of wildlife in your school grounds or nearby green space to explore a variety of topics and themes and create a local wildlife guide.

Photography is a great way of enabling children to capture what they see and discover. Focusing on minibeasts, plants and trees can be easier to start with to create a recording of what is around the school grounds or a local green space. This is both a way of looking closer at things and developing ideas and pictures for activities back in the classroom. It can be done without any photographic expertise although there are wildlife photographers out there today that specialise in working with school classes.