Tracks and signs

Children become animal detectives to establish the presence of mammals in the conservation area in order to prevent the council from building a car park on the conservation area

Tracks and Signs
Learning objective

To find and record evidence of mammals in a woodland habitat and use this to identify different species.


During this 1-hour session, children will be challenged to find evidence of animals living in the conservation area. This evidence will then be used to persuade the local council from building a car park on our grounds. In pairs, children will record evidence, using an identification sheet to decide which mammals have been leaving the evidence.

This activity works brilliantly alongside the building mammal hotels session, in preparation for a small mammal study.

Key information

One-hour session

This is available for Key Stage 2 children; an adapted version is available for Key Stage 1 children

The key focus for this is Environment - Mammals