Primary and Secondary Schools

School grounds can provide excellent habitats for local wildlife. However, these areas are often relatively unexplored when it comes to wildlife recording. The benefits of getting outdoors in terms of learning, development and wellbeing are well documented, and learning about wildlife identification and recording can enable and inspire students to be young conservationists. From our own point of view, we’d love schools to help us fill gaps in our knowledge of the region’s wildlife as every record really does benefit conservation.

Explore our free learning resources for help and inspiration on exploring nature and recording wildlife.

Please get in touch if you’d like to work together. We’re currently developing what we offer for schools and we’re keen to hear from interested schools about how we can make this work for you.

Universities and Colleges

Accessing data for student projects

We hold extensive data on local biodiversity, dating back many years. This includes species records and habitat data. We’re really keen that our data is put to good use and therefore very willing to support students with access to data and help interpreting it. Normally we’re able to provide data at no cost for this use. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Work experience and internships

We work with the University of Chester to offer work experience and internships to its students. Opportunities will be advertised through the University, but feel free to get in touch

Our current interns and placement students

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Martha Shepherd

"I am a 3rd year Geography Student from the University of Exeter on my placement year in Chester as a Conservation Communications Intern for RECORD. I help research and write the monthly newsletter, create informative social media posts, and assist with event advertising and delivery to engage people of all ages and abilities with local nature and the importance of wildlife recording. I am really grateful for this experience and how it has taught me many new skills, as well as truly expanding my interests both in my career and in nature!"

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Charlotte Fensom

"I am a 1st year Zoology student completing my internship with RECORD. My role is to interpret and digitise habitat maps (local wildlife sites in Cheshire and Warrington) for Cheshire Wildlife Trust. I am enjoying learning new skills that I can apply to the rest of my degree and future work. I feel very lucky to be a part of this charity's important work!"

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Sam Bates

I am a Masters student at the University of Chester studying Marine and Coastal Resource Management. My role within RECORD is Database Assistant Intern. I assist with the processing and cleaning of data. I will also be working on assiting with any jobs around the office and digitising old data in an easily accessinle format using Swift. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity for both the experience and the future opportunities made available."

RECORD - Local Environmental Records Centre,
Cedar House,
Caughall Road,

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