The European Nature Protection Toolkit is designed to support educators, facilitators and site managers looking for creative educational resources to engage students aged 13-16 in the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats.  The toolkit  includes a variety of lesson plans and activities that can be adapted to specific contexts and needs both inside and outside of school settings, for instance in centres for environmental education or national parks.  The content is organised around four modules:

  1. How do we relate to nature?
  2. Explore Europe’s nature
  3. How do we protect nature in Europe?
  4. Engaging in nature protection

By encouraging students to spend time connecting with nature, the overall aim of the toolkit is to improve their understanding of nature and biodiversity. They are also empowered to become proactive contributors to a more sustainable world by researching the reasons Europe’s nature is important and why it’s under threat. In addition, students learn about the legal framework for nature conservation in Europe and how the European Commission and the EU member states work to protect nature in the frame of the EU Nature Directives and the Natura 2000 network of protected areas.

The toolkit was developed by adelphi in partnership with MEdIES/MIO-ECSDE and ATECMA and designed by Netcompany-Intrasoft for the European Commission.

It can be donwloaded in all EU languages at: