Nature Digital Badges

Our Green Communities team is leading an exciting project to develop Nature Connectedness digital badges.

Digital badges are fun, free ways of recognising the ways that people have connected with, and done their bit for, nature in Plymouth.

The programme is being developed as a partnership between the Council's Green Communities team and the National Trust, funded by Natural England. The badges have been created along with the expertise of the Nature Connectedness Research Group at the University of Derby and Real Ideas Organisation’s Badge Nation team.

It is hoped that the badges can not only act as an incentive for young people to explore and enjoy nature, but can also provide skills recognition and support potential employability.

So, what can you do with a digital badge? You can:

✅Show your skills

✅Add to CV as proof of activities and events you've taken part in

✅Share on socials to let people know you've been doing good things!

✅Feel proud- you've achieved something brilliant!

What digital badges are available?

We have a range of digital badges for you to earn. Whether you're into painting or planting, fact finding or bug hunting, there's a digital badge for you...

Nature Explorer –for people who have had fun exploring nature and trying out new ways of connecting to it. Click here to find out more!

Nature Learner - for people who have shown enthusiasm to find out more about the natural world, contributing to Plymouth’s collective understanding of the natural world and human beings' relationship to it. Click here to find out more.

Nature Creative - for people who have been inspired by the beauty and wonder of nature and used it to get creative. Click here to find out more.

Nature Guardian - for people who have shown care for their local environment and have taken action to make their local area better for wildlife.  Click here to find out more.

We're excited to say that these Nature Connection badges are only some of the badges being developed by Plymouth City Council and within Plymouth as a whole! Watch this space to find out more about other badges you could earn in the future...

Keen to earn one?

Head along to one of our Green Communities events in Keyham, Devonport, or Central Park and ask our team about them!

This project pilot was made possible through Natural England grant funding.