The Linnaeus at Home Book
Our 3 Linnaeus Inspired Values are:
- Going outside and exploring in nature makes us happy and healthy
- Our understanding of the natural world requires recording and sharing
- Learning about life on Earth is vital to sustaining its future
From a young age, Carl Linnaeus was encouraged to explore in nature, be curious, take notes, share his findings and learn more about LIFE.
These pages were developed to help parents build confidence within nature so that they can encourage their children to go out and explore the natural world, right outside their door.
We can provide free copies of the book in some circumstances - get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exploring in nature activities
A small pitfall trap is a simple method for catching ground-dwelling creatures such as beetles and woodlice.
Recording and sharing activities
Do you know a wood pigeon from a collared dove, a magpie from a crow, a wren from a sparrow?
Squirrels are a great way to think about biodiversity, competition between species and conservation.
Learning about life activities
Nature Friendly Spaces
A nature-friendly space is one that has safe environments for all sorts of animals to move through, live in, or find food and shelter.
Having plants in the house and knowing what they are called, their preferred environments and the habitats they provide is a great way to inspire curiosity in children.
The process of water uptake and transport is vital to all vascular plants’ survival.
Let's find out the best ways to identify all of the organisms you might come across
New Portrait Competition
Every year we invite young people to create a new portrait that Carl Linnaeus would really like. Here are the winners for this year.