Urban Nature Project

National Museum Cardiff
Photo of wildflower meadow outside the museum

The Museum's Urban Meadow

Photo of two tiny plastic people using a measuring tape to measure a fly agaric mushroom

© Slinkachu

Photo of toy children walking in a line alongside a butterfly and a blue tit

© Slinkachu

Photo of flowers and grass against a blue sky

The Museum's Urban Meadow

The Urban Nature Project includes a series of free, curriculum linked activities designed to inspire young people to explore the natural world and investigate the challenges it faces.

These are aimed at Students aged 11-14 and are linked to the National Curriculum.

Students Can:

  • Discover the challenges that nature faces.
  • Explore these real-world issues with activities designed to bring learning to life, outside of the classroom.
  • Investigate the nature on their doorstep and the challenges it faces.
  • Share their findings with Museum scientists and become advocates for the planet.


How Does This Work?

Get inspiration on practical ways to bring the grand challenges facing nature to life in our EXPLORE pack. Here you can find lesson plans and templates to use in Outdoor Investigations.

Explore: Climate Change

Explore: Pollution

Explore: Urban Habitats

Outdoor Investigation Cards


Dip into our DISCOVER pages to learn how scientists are transforming our understanding of the natural world. Here you can find stories about the Museum's collections, scientists and research.

Discover: Climate Change

Discover: Pollution

Discover: Urban Habitats


Help your students take their ideas and questions one step further and investigate urban nature with their own CHALLENGE. Students who complete their Challenge project can apply to share their investigations at the Museum’s celebration day and meet scientists.

Challenge Page [Coming Soon]



We thank all funders to the Urban Nature Project campaign so far, including those who wish to remain anonymous, for their generous support. We recognise the following funders for their exceptional contributions to the campaign:

Urban Nature Project sponsors' logos