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
Animated Videos and Podcasts
The Linnean Society creates a variety of videos, podcasts and vodcasts that showcase our work, collections, history and the life of Carl Linnaeus and other key figures in biology.
OneZoom: Tree of Life explorer
OneZoom is an amazing interactive map of the evolutionary relationships between the 2 million species of life on our planet!
Interested in taxonomy or identification? Try one of these courses, ranging from leisure courses for complete beginners to professional qualifications.
Unsure of any scientific type definitions? Then take a look through our list of types and related terms
Darwin Inspired Learning Modules
Follow in the footsteps of Darwin with our A Level modules - Funky Pigeons, Brilliant Barnacles and Murderous Plants.