Beyond School, 16+

Fellowships, Youth Panels, Workshops & Conferences! Now is the time to get involved with the Linnean Society

We have a number of opportunities available for people aged 16 and over, and loads of resources we would like to highlight


Did you know anyone can become a Fellow of the Linnean Society? The Society welcomes anyone interested in natural history - scientists, horticulturalists, artists and historians of natural history, both general enthusiasts and professionals. There are other memberships at Associate and Student level too.

We regularly form Youth Panels made up of young people aged 16-18. These Panels can have many different tasks, but importantly they are skill-building experiences rather than being work or time-heavy. One regular Youth Panel is responsible for an annual grant pot to distribute to projects across the UK that seek to increase youth engagement with local natural spaces and encourage a deeper appreciation and understanding of nature.

The Society hosts regular workshops to boost your skills in a variety of aspects of natural history - field, art, engagement skills just being a few!

And finally, every year we run a Student Conference for those completing Masters or PhDs in a Natural History topic. You are warmly invited to be in the audience and participate in feedback.

Resources to dive into