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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Learning resources

A range of learning resources relating to insects and entomology from the Royal Entomological Society, our National Insect Week partners and online resources we have spotted. Please browse through the list or use the tick boxes to select audience and resource type.

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  • Woodland Trust Nature Detectives

    Website

    The Woodland Trust quite simply encourages you to 'Pull on your wellies, roll up your sleeves and get outside!' And they are brimming with ideas on how to do just that.

    For: Everyone

  • Great stag beetle hunt

    Website

    The magnificent stag beetle needs your help. This endangered species has become extinct in many parts of the UK, but together we can protect those that remain, before it is too late.

    For: Everyone

  • Wood ant activity pack

    Activities sheet

    This guided activity pack introduces children to the lifecycle of wood ants and their daily activities. Designed for use on a woodland walk, the kids will get plenty of fresh air and exercise along the way.

    For: Primary

  • Linnean Society Learning Resources

    Activities sheet Lesson plan Podcast

    Learning resources from the Linnean Society.

    For: Primary Secondary Adults Everyone

  • RES Podcasts

    Audio Podcast

    Chris Jeffs talks to a diverse range of insect enthusiasts, from academics old and new to professionals and TV personalities, in order to find out why insects are so important and fascinating.

    For: Adults

  • Beetle gallery

    Factsheet

    Explore the ‘Planet of the Beetles’, which have lived on Earth since long before the age of the dinosaur. Over 370,000 known species in total, see some of the most well known.

    For: Everyone

  • Insect Garden

    Activities sheet

    How to make your garden insect friendly.

    For: Everyone

  • Let's Go Wild insect activities & facts

    Activities sheet Factsheet

    Activity sheets and fact pages from Lets Go Wild.

    For: Everyone

  • Forestry Commission

    Activities sheet Lesson plan

    Some great resources to discover more about the forest.

    For: Early years Primary

  • Listening to insects

    Audio

    Your opportunity to listen to some rarely heard sounds from the wonderful world of insects.

    For: Everyone

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Did you know?

Weighty weta

The giant weta from New Zealand is the heaviest known insect species, one individual was found to weigh 71g.

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