The Linnean Society at Home

Our special page for activities, videos, podcasts and other resources to keep you occupied, engaged and enthusiastic about the wonderful natural world outside.

Contents:

  • Explore our Collections
  • Competitions you can enter now
  • Exploring outside activities
  • Exploring inside activities
  • Learning about life tools
  • Videos made for young people
  • Media made for slightly older people (including recordings of our past Meetings)

From a young age, Carl Linnaeus was encouraged to explore in nature, be curious, take notes, share his findings and learn more about LIFE.

During this time of isolation, you should still take some time to appreciate and engage with nature.

The links and tiles below provide lots of lots of activities, videos and resources to keep you occupied, engaged and enthusiastic about the wonderful natural world outside.

Explore our Collections

Our archives and correspondence can be viewed online, as well as our impressive Library of books related to natural history from 1483 to date, which can be accessed via our online catalogue on on Library Hub. The Society also holds various collections of artwork, artefacts and biological specimens from Carl Linnaeus, Sir James Edward Smith and others, which can also be engaged with from home via Linnean Online. Our Buchanan-Hamilton artworks are also presented in The Watercolour World.

The Collections staff are as keen as ever to respond to questions and queries via library@linnean.org, and they are active on Twitter @LinneanSociety where they share real-time insights, thoughts and discoveries.

Competitions that you can enter now! (ALL AGES)

Nature-based indoor activities

Exploring outside activities

Learning about life tools

Videos made for young people

Media made for slightly older people